Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

Eating more fish may reduce a woman’s risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s (long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) each week could help prevent or delay hearing loss.

 “Acquired hearing loss is a highly prevalent, and often disabling, chronic health condition,” the study’s corresponding author, Dr. Sharon Curhan, of the hospital’s Division of Network Medicine, said in a hospital news release. “Although a decline in hearing is often considered an inevitable aspect of aging, the identification of several potentially modifiable risk factors has provided new insight into possibilities for prevention or delay of acquired hearing loss.”

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