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Omega-3 Rich Diet Comes with Lower Risk of Stroke

Women who eat more than three servings of food rich in animal-based omega-3 fats each week are less likely to experience a stroke, according to a new study. Specifically, they were shown to be 16 percent less likely to experience a stroke over a 10-year-period.

This is not the first study to suggest such an association with strokes, and experts already recommend omega-3's in the diet to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems.

Reuters reports:

"In the current study ... [the researchers] looked at 34,670 women 49 to 83 years old. All were free of cardiovascular disease and cancer at the beginning of the study, in 1997. During 10 years of follow-up, 1,680 of the women (4 percent) had a stroke."

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