Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Scales Tip Back to Fish as Beneficial for Heart Latest Research Cites Work of Omega-3 Oils

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Scales Tip Back to Fish as Beneficial for Heart Latest Research Cites Work of Omega-3 Oils

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The latest study to explore whether eating fish reduces the risk of heart disease found that it does - in modest quantities and for a certain type of the illness.

The study found that people who ate the equivalent of 3 ounces of salmon a week were only half as likely to be stricken with cardiac arrest as those who ate no fish.

The study's results were published in today's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.

The findings may seem to conflict with a study this spring by Harvard researchers.

They found that men who ate fish several times a week were just as likely to have heart trouble as those who ate fish once a month.

But "we view these results as complementary and not in conflict with earlier findings," said the lead author of the new study, Dr. David S. Siscovick of the University of Washington in Seattle.

The studies differed in two key ways, Siscovick said.

The Seattle study focused on cardiac arrest rather than overall heart disease, which was the chief concern of the Harvard study. …

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