Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - B+S -

Next time you’re toss­ing up be­tween chicken or fish, go for the fish. Ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­can Acad­emy of Neu­rol­ogy, peo­ple who eat fish at least once a week (in ad­di­tion to tak­ing fish oil sup­ple­ments) are 45 per cent less likely to de­velop mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis, an im­mune dis­ease that chips away at your nerves’ pro­tec­tive coat­ing. Al­though the sci­en­tists aren’t en­tirely sure why peo­ple who con­sume more fish have a de­creased risk of MS, they think the omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood may play an im­por­tant role in nerve func­tion. Pre­vi­ous stud­ies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids may also im­prove heart func­tion, pre­vent cer­tain can­cers and bol­ster brain health, so that’s all the more rea­son to dig in!

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