Consuming Fish May Help Protect Against Hearing Loss

We all know the key to living many long happy years is a hearty diet that meets our nutritional needs. Every now and again we can spoil ourselves with treats when kept in moderation. One food that researchers have always encouraged in the diet is fish. Fish is a very good source of vitamins and minerals that can help keep your body right on track to many healthy years! Eating fish in your diet may also help prevent hearing loss in some people!

Seafood lovers this blog is for you! Great news about fish, researchers have made a connection to hearing loss prevention when fish was regularly consumed in a  persons diet. It is well known that fish oils can help protect the heart against heart disease, lower blood pressure, and help keep the arteries clear of fatty build ups. In study that was released in the American Journal of Nutrition suggests that eating two or more servings of fish a week may lead to a decreased risk of hearing loss. After looking at data that analyzed 65,215 women in the Nurses’ Health Study II researchers feel confident in their claims of health and fish. These women ate different kinds of fish, ranging from tuna, to salmon, to halibut, the type of fish did not seem to matter. The higher the consumption of fish, the less likely a person was to suffer from hearing loss. Nearly 20% less likely to have hearing loss to be exact. The reason behind this correlation is largely thought to be related to the effects of fish oils on blood flow. The better your blood flow to the inner ear, the less likely you are to suffer from hearing loss due to a damaged cochlea. The next time you go out to eat, splurge and get the fish, just tell everyone it is for your hearing!

At Mass Audiology, we keep you up to date on the latest in hearing loss news, prevention, and treatment. With so many different New England locations you know you can always count on Mass Audiology to be there for you when you need us. Contact us today to learn more about hearing loss.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014

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