High fish plus fish oil intake is associated with decreased risk of venous thrombosis

High fish consumption is known to reduce the risk of arterial cardiovascular
diseases such as myocardial infarction.

In a recent study we investigated the relationship between fish intake and risk of venous thrombosis. More than 23 600 individuals were asked about their regular fish consumption habits, and followed for 16 years.

We found that subjects who ate fish 3 times or more per week had a 22% lower risk of venous thrombosis compared to those who ate fish 2-3 times per week. Additional intake  of fish oil supplements strengthened the inverse association with risk of venous thrombosis.


The study was published in The Journal of Nutrition


References: Hansen-Krone IJ, Enga KF, Sudduth-Klinger JM, Mathiesen EB, Njolstad I, Wilsgaard T, et al. High Fish plus Fish Oil Intake Is Associated with Slightly Reduced Risk of Venous Thromboembolism: The Tromso Study. The Journal of Nutrition. 2014;144(6):861-7.

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