Eat Fish to Lower Odds of Getting Dementia and Stroke

A Few Ways To Prevent Dementia & Stroke

Oftentimes, brain damage manifests itself in the form of slurred speech or memory loss, but sometimes there are no symptoms. Doctors call this silent brain damage. Possibly caused by migraines, head trauma, or anemia, these tiny areas of dead brain tissue can lead to stroke or dementia over time.

A recent study published in the journal Neurology found that people who eat at least three servings of tuna or other fish a week have a 26 percent lower risk of these dangerous infarcts than those who don’t eat fish at all. Those who eat fish once or twice a week experience a 13 percent decreased risk. The exception: Eating fried fish does not produce any added health benefit. The study authors recommended eating fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids to reap the most benefits. Try tuna, salmon, or mackerel.
You can also easily reduce chances of stroke by avoiding binge drinking as well as taking steps to prevent metabolic syndrome.  Coincidentally these actions also work to extend life.

This quote originated from the April 2009 issue of Best Life magazine:

Leading Causes of Death

Heart Disease is easily the leading cause of death in America. One of the major contributors to heart disease is cholesterol. See the following posts for more on lowering your risk for heart disease:

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