In a recent study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, researchers investigated the involvement of fish rich in omega-3 fats in total and all-cause-specific mortality. For the study, the researchers analyzed a total of 421,309 (participants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-AARP Diet and Health Study, which had 16 years of follow-up data. They categorized the type and quantity of fish and recorded the consumption of omega-3 fats. They found that men who consumed more fish had a 9% lower total mortality, 10% lower cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, 6% lower cancer mortality, 20% lower respiratory tract disease mortality and 37% lower chronic liver disease mortality. On the other hand, they found that women had 8% lower total mortality, 10% lower cardiovascular disease mortality, 6% lower cancer mortality and, 38% lower Alzheimers’ disease mortality.
In conclusion, this research revealed that consumption of fish rich in omega-3 fats are associated with a lower death rate from diverse chronic illnesses and also clamp down on diseases that may result to death in the long run. The authors conclude that omega-3 fatty acids benefits do include lowering the total mortality and all-cause-specific mortality in both men and women.