Thursday, November 01, 2012


I was browsing through the MPCN facebook and came across a posting by Dr Alan Teh. Decided to look it up. It was an article on a study by Dr Rajiv Chowdhury from Canbridge, UK. It was published in the online edition of BMJ. The Cambridge boys did a meta analysis on 385 studies of Fish oil and strokes / ministrokes. The 385 studies were across 15 countries and included about 800,000. They looked into the dietary background and related it to the incidence of strokes and ministrokes.
They found that there was a 6% reduction in strokes and ministrokes in those who take 2-4 portions per week of deep sea fishes like salmon, trout and mackerel, when compared to those who take 1 or less portion a week. Somehow, the benefits did not show for those who were taking fish oil supplements, instead of natural fishes.
We are all very fearful of having a stroke., myself particularly. If taking deep sea fish can help me avoid it, I wish to, and will take deep sea fish 4 times a week.
In terms of stroke prevention, I will also monitor my BP and keep it low at all times, take less salt and also keep my weight constant, avoiding weight gain at all cost. A moderate amount of exercise helps too.

1 comment:

Praveen Pandey said...

Thanx for Sharing such a hugefull information and lots of benifits of Fish Oil. ya u r ryt,
Fish Oil is the one of the best nutrician , it has been show to provide a number of health benifits, and recomended by many health autorities as a part of balanced diet. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, specifically docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).One of the health benefits linked to Fish Oil is a low risk of heart attack. very healpfull for blood circulations.