‘Eating fish does not stop heart failure’

Eating fish has no major role in preventing heart failure, according to a study by researchers at Wageningen University.

The study, which was started in 1990 and involved all men and women over the age of 55 living in a suburb of Rotterdam, found no difference in the risk of developing heart failure between those who did eat fish and those who didn’t, the reseachers say in a news release.
The study is published in the October issue of the European Journal of Heart Failure.
‘Scientists and health authorities are increasingly persuaded that the intake of fish – even in small amounts – will protect against the risk of fatal myocardial infarction [a heart attack],’ Marianne Geleinjse said in the press release.
‘However, there is no strong evidence that eating fish will protect against heart failure. One study has suggested that this might be so, but we could not confirm it in our cohort study of older Dutch people.’
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can’t pump blood the way it should.
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