Consuming fish-liver oil three times weekly in adolescence or midlife may reduce a woman’s chances of coronary heart disease later in life, say Icelandic researchers.
Haraldsdottir et al., 2015 - Fish and fish-liver oil consumption in adolescence and midlife and risk of CHD in older women
The AGES-Reykjavik Study looked at 3326 women aged 66–96 years. Coronary heart disease (CHD) status was recorded at the beginning of the study as was information on fish and fish-liver oil consumption during midlife and adolescence retrospectively.
“Compared with women with no intake of fish-liver oil in adolescence or midlife, women who consumed fish liver oil at least three times weekly in adolescence or in midlife had a decreased risk of CHD,” according to the results published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.