U-Shaped Link for Fish Consumption, Mortality

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
U-Shaped Link for Fish Consumption, Mortality
U-Shaped Link for Fish Consumption, Mortality

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There is a U-shaped correlation between fish consumption and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Andrea Bellavia, Ph.D., from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues examined the dose-response association between fish consumption and all-cause mortality in a population-based cohort of Swedish men and women. Data were included for 72,522 participants aged 45 to 83 years (33,973 women from the Swedish Mammography Cohort and 38,549 men from the Cohort of Swedish Men). Data on fish consumption were obtained from a self-administered questionnaire.

The researchers found that during a 17-year follow-up there were 16,730 deaths. The dose-response association was U-shaped for fish consumption and all-cause mortality. Lower levels of consumption correlated with progressively higher mortality risk: up to 25 percent for women (hazard ratio, 1.25) and 19 percent for men (hazard ratio, 1.19) for no reported consumption compared with median fish consumption. For women only, increasingly higher levels of fish consumption correlated with higher mortality risk, with a hazard ratio of 1.39 for women reporting the highest level of fish consumption.

"These results indicate a U-shaped association between fish consumption and all-cause mortality, particularly amongst women," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

RSNA: Sleep Deprivation Appears to Affect Heart Function

RSNA: Sleep Deprivation Appears to Affect Heart Function

Small study finds lack of sleep affects blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers

Three Low-Carb Meals a Day Can Lower Insulin Resistance

Three Low-Carb Meals a Day Can Lower Insulin ...

However, pre-meal exercising not helpful in reducing evening blood glucose levels

Augmented Reality, Gaming May Help Relieve Phantom Limb Pain

Augmented Reality, Gaming May Help Relieve Phantom Limb ...

Study finds exercising virtual limb can cut pain by as much as half

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »