Need another good reason to include fish in your diet? Well, experts at the Human Nutrition Research in Boston have conducted a study suggesting that people eating fish regularly are less likely to develop mental disorders.
"Just as fish is good for your heart, it's probably good for your brain as well," stated Dr. Ernst J. Schaefer, the lead author of the study.
It was indicated that certain compounds contained by fish act like a barrier against the mental health problems. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) might be responsible for the beneficial effects.
"If you have a high level of DHA, a fatty acid found in fish, it reduced your risk of dementia by about half," explained Dr. Ernst J. Schaefer.
The findings were published in the latest issue of the Archives or Neurology.
Previously published studies have proved that people who eat fish regularly reduce to risk of having colorectal cancer to 40 percent and dramatically lower the possibility of developing kidney cancer.
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