Fried Fish is Trying to Kill You

Via LiveScience:  Fried Fish May Explain ‘Stroke Belt’ Mystery

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  1. John p says:

    It isn’t the fish or the reduced omega 3’s. It is what the are frying it in, namely omega 6 rich fatty acid oils such as vegetable oil.

  2. john personna says:

    This is not normalized for body weight, is it? So the fried fish belt might be heavier, but have the same stroke rates as other heavy samples.