meta-analysis published earlier this week in the British Medical Journal , the authors concluded that eating fish at least twice weekly lowered one's risk of stroke (both ischemic & hemorrhagic) compared to eating fish once or less each week. Eating fish 5x/wk or greater lowered risk even more. Furthermore, taking fish oil supplements made no impact on stroke risk, regardless of type.In a
To arrive at their findings, the authors systematically reviewed 26 prospective cohort studies & 12 randomized controlled trials involving 794,000 participants who suffered 34,17 strokes with an average follow up ranging from 4-30yrs.
Even the editorialists advocated eating fish to reduce the risk of heart disease & stroke. While they noted that secondary prevention might be small in those who are optimally medically treated, those likely to get the most dietary benefit are those w/additional risk and/or are less than optimally treated. Bottom line, even those who don't like fish better start learning to eat it rather than looking for salvation in a bottle.