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Researchers suggest more guidelines for fish consumption

Posted by RHHAdmin on Jun 1, 2012 8:20:46 AM

As people enter senior care, many try to keep up with their nutrition in an effort to live the highest quality of life possible. However, sometimes it can be confusing when choosing what to eat.



Many individuals know the benefits of eating fish, but some types are actually better than others. A new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives shows that there needs to be more guidance about fish consumption choices.



Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital found that consumers are not getting enough information when it comes to choosing which fish to eat.



"Our research highlights the need for the development of clear and simple consumer advice that describes the multiple impacts of fish consumption," said Dr. Susan Korrick, one of the study's leaders. "Despite caveats, fish is generally a healthy food; the challenge is providing advice that is both comprehensive and accessible so consumers don't give up eating fish out of frustration."



It's no secret that people in elder care could benefit from eating fish. The Mayo Clinic reports omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in salmon and herring, are good for the heart.


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