Fish is good for you. However, too much fish may be as bad as too little fish. So we suggest you...

Eat fish once a week to keep your heart healthy

(If you are diagnosed with cardiac disease when you get older, we recommend 2 servings of fish per week.)

The supporting facts...

Fish is a good source of protein without the bad cholesterol found in hamburgers and other fatty meats.

Men who eat fish at least once per month have a 52% lower risk of sudden cardiac death than men who don't.

People who eat fish once or twice a week have a 50% lower risk of death due to coronary heart disease.

Some fish are polluted. A high intake of fish could cause a high intake of mercury. (Mercury is toxic!)

Fish contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for your health

This nutrients is found in soybean oil, canola oil, and cold water fish, including salmon, sardines, lake trout, albacore tuna, and mackerel. Omega-3 fatty acids prevent platelets from clotting and sticking to artery walls. This helps prevent the formation of plaque inside the arteries which can otherwise lead to heart attack or stroke.

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  2. Kromhout D, Bosschieter EB, De Lezenne Coulander C. The inverse relation between fish consumption and 20-year mortality from coronary heart disease. N Engl J Med. 1985;312:1205-1209.
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