No protection from fish

| Post published on June 2, 2009
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Eating fish is often promoted as beneficial to heart health. New research from the Rotterdam Study looking at fish intake and the incidence of heart failure found that fish did not offer such protection. Researchers followed the diets of over 5,000 adults for 11 years during which time almost 670 had heart attacks. Results showed that eating fish made no difference to the risk of heart failure.

Dijkstra et al., 2009. Intake of very long chain n-3 fatty acids from fish and the incidence of heart failure: the Rotterdam Study. European Journal of Heart Failure. 11 (10) 922-928.

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Dr. Justine Butler
I joined Viva! as a health campaigner in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. My scientific training helped me research and write numerous reports, guides and fact sheets for Viva! including Meat the Truth, Fish-Free for Life, One in Nine (breast cancer and diet) and the substantial report on the detrimental health effects of consuming dairy; White Lies. This accompanied Viva!’s report The Dark Side of Dairy which spelt out the inherent cruelty of dairy farming. We were the first UK group to take on the dairy industry in this way, and many of our supporters go vegan after reading these reports.

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