Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET
Category: Heart Health and Cholesterol
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may want to avoid eating fried fish. A new study has found that the food may dramatically increase the risk of stroke.
For years, researchers have noted that people living in the "Stroke Belt" of the U.S. are about 10 times more likely to have a stroke. The Stroke Belt includes the states North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
While the reason for the increased risk among residents of these states has been unclear, researchers from Emory University have proposed that increased consumption of fried fish may be to blame. Fried foods increase cholesterol levels, which can clog arteries and reduce blood flow. This may lead to stroke.
After surveying more than 21,000 individuals from across the country, researchers found that residents of these states are 30 percent more likely to eat two or more servings of fried fish each week.
While most fish has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to lower cholesterol levels, frying the food reduces the amount of these fats and replaces them with artery-clogging saturated fats.
Related Articles from Private MD:
News Categories:Advanced Lipid Treatment I Allergy Testing Anemia and RBC disorders Autoimmune Diseases Bariatric Lab Testing Blood and Blood Diseases Breast Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers Celiac Disease Testing Chlamydia Coagulation and blood clotting disorders Colon Diabetes DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing Drug Screening Environmental Toxin Testing Female Specific Tests Gastrointestinal Diseases General Health General Wellness Heart Health and Cholesterol Herpes HIV HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos Hormones and Metabolism Infectious Diseases Infertility Testing-Male Infertitlity Hormone Testing Kidney Diseases Leukemia and WBC disorders Liver Liver Diseases Lyme Disease Male Specific Tests Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis Musculoskeletal Diseases Organ Specific Testing Ovarian Prostate Sexually Transmitted Diseases Thyroid Diseases Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment
Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here
Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.Back to top