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27 April 2015 - Nutraingredients - Fish-liver oil when younger may reduce heart disease risk when older

Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

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.

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.