Are you discussing FISH with your patients?
The evidence is compelling: Patients may reduce their risk of developing heart disease, whether they already have heart disease or not, by eating two to three fish meals (8 to 12 ounces) per week.
In fact, studies have demonstrated that eating just two servings of fish a week contributed to a 36 percent reduction in deaths from heart disease.i
Patients are looking to you for advice!ii Are you talking with patients about dietary changes to improve their health? Use this discussion guide to talk with your patients and help them eat more fish to reduce their risk for fatal heart disease.
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i Horn, L. V., PhD, RD., McCoin, M., MPH, RD., Kris-Etherton, P. M., PhD, RD., Burke, F., MS, RD.,Carson, J. A. S., PhD, RD., Champagne, C. M., PhD, RD., Sikand, G., MA, RD. (2008, February). The Evidence for Dietary Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108(2).
ii Bloomingdale, A., Guthrie L. B., Price, S., Wright, R. O., Platek, D., Haines, J. Oken, E. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A qualitative study of fish consumption during pregnancy. Available at: http://www.ajcn.org/content/92/5/1234.full?sid=c52692e0-a983-49a0-a762-5c9c378aec50. Accessed March 5, 2012.