Health Benefits of Fish: A Reference Guide From the Seafood Community

Aug 08, 2006, 01:00 ET from National Fisheries Institute

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With numerous studies and expert
 advice touting the health benefits associated with seafood consumption, the
 National Fisheries Institute (NFI), the trade association for the fish and
 seafood industry, has created a helpful information card that pinpoints
 different areas on the human body that may benefit from a diet rich in fish
 and shellfish. The card shows the benefits omega-3 fatty acids may have on
 areas of the body including the brain, eyes, heart, lungs and joints, among
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     By following the U.S. government's Dietary Guidelines recommendation to
 eat fish at least twice a week, Americans can gain a variety of health
 benefits. Numerous studies show that the proteins, vitamins, minerals and
 omega-3 fatty acids found in a variety of fish and seafood can reduce the
 risk of heart disease and stroke and potentially increase our quality of
 life by staving off the effects of Alzheimer's disease and treating mood
 disorders such as depression.
     Refer to this guide throughout the year for a quick reference of all
 the health benefits associated with seafood consumption. You can also
 download the NFI Health Benefits of Fish card online at under the "Nutrition & Health" tab.
     NFI is pleased to serve as a resource for information regarding fish
 and seafood. We encourage you to visit our Web sites for additional health
 information and recipes at and

SOURCE National Fisheries Institute