Fish a day keeps diabetes away
The dietary habits of the Spanish population suggest that eating fish is a good way of keeping diabetes at bay.
University of Valencia`s Mercedes Sotos Prieto, who conducted the study involving 945 men and women aged between 55 and 80 years with a high cardiovascular risk, found that fish consumption lowered the diabetes risk.
Eating red meat in excess is tied to higher cardio risk, higher blood pressure, diabetes and a moderate decrease in life expectancy mainly due to cancer or heart disease, the journal Nutricion Hospitalaria reports.
Conversely, fish is a staple in the Mediterranean diet and has health benefits for the heart, according to Spain`s University of Valencia statement.