It is well-known that women with type 2 diabetes have an especially high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The results of a new study, however, indicate that eating fish 5 times a week can cut that risk by 64%, and for those eating fish 2 to 4 times a week, the risk was reduced by 36%. (The American Heart Association currently recommends eating fish twice a week.) Published in the March 2003 issue of Circulation, the study followed more than 5000 women with type 2 diabetes for 16 years. Fish such as tuna, salmon, and sardines, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, are thought to be particularly effective.
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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