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Heart risk factors less common in fish lovers

(Reuters Health) Middle-aged and older men who eat fish every day are less likely than infrequent fish eaters to develop a collection of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, a new study suggests.

Whether a fishy diet itself is the reason for the benefit is not clear from the findings.

But, the researchers say, the results are in line with studies showing that omega-3 fatty acids -- found most abundantly in oily fish like salmon, mackerel and albacore tuna -- may have heart benefits.

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