Health Benefits of Fish : Despite contaminants, fish yields a net health gain

Published: April, 2005

Boston, MA — Research continues to confirm that the omega-3 fatty acids found in oily, dark-fleshed fish offer genuine health benefits, says the Harvard Men's Health Watch. Eating fish regularly can help ward off the serious heart rhythm disturbances associated with sudden cardiac death. It also appears to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, mental decline in old age, and prostate cancer.

Health Benefits of Fish Oil & Omega 3

Fish oil is one way to get omega-3s, but the Harvard Men's Health Watch points out that eating fish provides other important nutrients like selenium, antioxidants, and protein. What's more, people who eat fish tend to consume less meat and cheese, and they may add other healthy foods to their diets, such as vegetables and brown rice.

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