A recent study has claimed that women who eat sufficient fishes like cod, salmon, herring, and mackerel which are rich in omega 3 fatty acids have less chances of developing cardiovascular diseases. The study suggested that women who had never eaten fish or rarely eaten fish were 50 per cent more likely to develop heart diseases than women who had eaten fishes daily. They have also showed that women who had eaten fishes rich in Omega 3fatty acids weekly had 90 per cent less chance of heart diseases in compared to women who had rarely or never eaten fishes.
To determine the study results the researchers used a pregnancy cohort which was based on Danish nationwide population. For the study the researchers selected 49,000 women aged between 15 years and 49 years and collected data about their consumption of fish like how often they ate fish or which type of fish they usually had etc. Researchers also gathered data about their life style and family history. After the study they found that only those women who had eaten fish at least twice or more than twice a month had received the benefits of eating fish. The first researcher of the study Marin Strom has mentioned that to extract most of the benefits of eating fish women should keep in mind that they should eat fish at least twice a week.
During the eight years of study researchers found 577 cases of cardiovascular events which included 5 cardiovascular death records. In the total 328 cases were caused by hypertensive diseases, 146 cases were caused by cerebrovascular diseases and the rest 103 by ischemic heart diseases.
According to the researchers heart disease deaths are growing on among women nowadays. That is why women should concentrate on eating fish sufficiently.
The study was appeared in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.