I am trying to be a reformed news junkie. But I find myself back in my old habits of scanning Fox, CNN, BBC, NPR on my smartphone so I know what is happening in the world. Most of the time it just brings me down or makes me mad. But every once in a while I find something that actually pertains to my career! On September 10, NPR reported a study showing women who eat fish twice a week cut their risk of hearing loss. This will connect a few of HHTMs past posts, which excited me even more!
The study suggested the higher consumption of fish and “long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may be associated with a lower risk of hearing loss. It turns out the Omega-3 fatty acids are linked to cutting risk of heart disease, depression and, possibly, memory loss. I have reported on all of these in the past (just follow the links highlighting the names). This column has focused on many things that affect hearing loss, but these are the top 3 out of 4. Diabetes is the other, and there can be a link on peripheral blood flow in unmanaged Diabetes that with further study may also be examined and possibly have the same preventive benefits.
My husband and I have an ongoing dinner war. I cook, so I cook things I like. I do not particularly like fish. There is more to it than that though. I do not like to eat fish I prepare. It is an oddity that he will never understand (I may not either), but I do enjoy when others, such as restaurants, prepare the meal for me. I absolutely love sushi and most white fish.
This may help in my campaign to eat out more often!