Study: Salmon Twice a Week Reduces Bodyfat; Protects Heart

A study published this year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in salmon and other oily fish, reduces bodyfat in healthy men and women.

As an added benefit, a report published in the most recent edition of The New England Journal of Medicine shows that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can reduce the risk of sudden death among men who have had heart attacks by about 80 percent.

What This Means to You: “This supports what the American Heart Association has already recommended,” says lead study author Dr. Christine Albert of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

“People should eat two meals of fish a week as part of a heart-healthy diet.”


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