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Eat Fish To Avoid Cancer and Other Diseases September 6, 2011

Filed under: Health — happysexysinglemom @ 1:06 am

It’s funny how the diseases we most likely get from food can also be cured by food.

Heart attack, diabetes and fish. There are quite a few medical associations around the world that acknowledge the power of fish in fighting and preventing heart diseases and diabetes. According to these associations, all we need is a serving of fish at least twice a week.

Alzheimer’s, disease. Eating fish on a regular basis may also help prevent this illness due to an Omega-3 rich diet of fish. According to an Israeli study lead by Daniel Michaelson of Tel Aviv University, one of the five molecules that cause Alzheimer’s disease called APOE4 is a genetic molecule carried by around 15% of the population and half of all Alzheimer’s patient carries t as well. According to the researchers, it can be inhibited by a diet that is high in Omega 3 oils and low in cholesterol.

Depression. A study linking fish consumption to depression started when scientists notice the low rate of the illness in countries with the highest rate of fish products intake. They also notice that pregnant women in western countries who ate little amount of fish have higher risks of postpartum depression. According to numerous studies Omega 3 fatty acids which are primarily obtained in fish products helps a great deal in smoothing out the mood swings of people suffering from bipolar depression. The main reason for this is because Omega 3 increases number of serotonin in the brain, a neurotransmitter that is also known as the “happy hormone.”

Cancer. There were two studies made separately in US and Europe, which primarily focuses on the risks of colon cancer brought by a diet that is high in red meat. In this study, the researchers noticed that a high consumption of fish reduces the risk of colon cancer by a third. In conjunction with the main focus of the study, a high-meat diet of the volunteers resulted to an increased risk of colon cancer by around 30%. In this instance, it seems like having a high-meat diet that produces 30% more risk to colon cancer can be cancelled out by the same rate through a high-fish diet.

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