Hold the fish and eat your veggies!
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 1995:
BOSTON––Contrary to common belief, eating fish does not contribute
to avoiding heart disease, Dr. Alberto Ascherio of the Harvard School of Public
Health reported in the April 12 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Ascherio traced the diets and health records of 44,895 male health care profession-
als, ages 40-70, for six years.
Ascherio’s study appeared the same day that the Journal of the American
Medical Association published a study of 832 men whose health was tracked for at
least 18 years by the Harvard Community Health Plan. “We observed an intense
association between fruit and vegetable intake and the development of stroke,” the
authors stated. “For each increment of three servings (of fruit and vegetables) per
day, there was a 22% decrease in the risk of stroke.”