ISLAMABAD: Eating oily fish can slash the risk of hearing loss by a fifth, a new study has found.
Fish such as sardines, salmon and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have already been shown to stave off heart disease, dementia, cancer, depression and arthritis. Now a study of women has shown that it can lower the risk of deafness,Daily Science report.
In comparison with women who rarely consumed fish, those who ate it at least twice a week were 20 per cent less likely to develop deafness, the Daily Mail reported citing a study by US researchers.
The study was published online by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
“Although a decline in hearing is often considered an inevitable aspect of ageing the identification of several potentially modifiable risk factors has provided new insight into possibilities for prevention or delay of acquired hearing loss,” one of the authors Dr Sharon Curhan of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston said.