Another Healthy Triumph for Tuna

While Greenpeace is beating the drum over in Europe about canned tuna sustainability and making noise, rather than constructive outreach to people who can make a difference regarding their concerns, real scientists are busy touting new found health benefits from eating tuna.

The study everyone is talking about found that eating tuna can potentially lower a person’s longer-term risk of having a stroke or developing dementia.

Here’s just a sample of some of the headlines: “Eating fish may thwart silent’ brain damage,” “Fish May Ward Off Dementia and Stroke,” “Eating Fish May Lower Risk Of Brain Damage,” “Eating fish offers positive cognitive effects for seniors, study finds,” “Eat Fish Often for Mental Clarity in Senior Years.”

The study found that people (in this case over the age of 65) who ate tuna and other types of fish rich in omega-3’s three or more times a week were at 26% less risk of having a “silent” stroke than folks who rarely ate fish.The study also found that a single serving of these fish each week resulted in a 13% lowered risk of stroke.

This, coupled with research from Harvard University that says eating fish twice a week lowers your risk of dying from a heart attack by 36% provides yet another healthy triumph for tuna.