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Oily fish: Not just good for weight loss

Fish has long been known as one of the keys to successful weight loss-orientated diets, but recent studies have revealed that the oily variety can also help in the fight against male cancer.

Research, published online in the International Journal of Health Geographics, suggests that poor weather in northerly parts of the world could be making men more likely to develop to prostate cancer.

Scientists involved in the research claim that low exposure to the sun’s rays results in vitamin D deficiency, which could increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Rebecca Porter, chief executive of Orchid Cancer Appeal, said: “It is vital for people to have a good balanced diet. Vitamin D is needed, along with other minerals, to look after yourself and to keep your health in good balance.”

She suggested oily fish, such as mackerel, herring, tuna and cod liver oil, as good sources of vitamin D and recommended consuming one of these at least three times a week.

How much fish do you eat each week?


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28 Apr
2010
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  • Mum2Billie

    Both my daughter and I eat loads of oily fish each week. Had grilled salmon fillet with green veg last night for tea, cooked an extra one and have just finished it (cold) at lunch today. Billie loves fish pie, tinned mackrel, fresh tuna and good old fish n chips. Not sure which of those are oily!