A diet rich in fish has been proven to have significant health benefits.
Cardio-protective benefits have been observed with daily consumption of both wild and farmed fish, which are both high in omega-3 fatty acids.1
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D3
- A controlled trial by Burr et al. showed that patients who had a myocardial infarction had a 29% reduction in mortality over 2 years by eating three fish meals a week.2
- The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish) at least two times (two servings) a week.3
- Symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency can affect the gastrointestinal tract, the nervous system, and the cardiovascular system.4
- Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increase in all-cause CVD mortality.
1Psota TL et al. (2006) Dietary omega-3 fatty acid intake and cardiovascular risk. AM J Cardiol 98: 3-18.
2Burr ML et al. (1989) Effects of changes in fat, fish, and fibre intakes on death and myocardial reinfarction: diet and reinfarction trial (DART). Lancet 2: 757-761.
3American Heart Association 2011 Guidance for Health Care Providers, AHA website 2011.
4Medical Reviewer: Williams, Robert, MD, Last Annual Review Date: Dec 20, 2010.