I hate reading articles about foods and what helps us and what hurts us. I think that normally 6 months after the initial article, another article is published negating everything that you read 6 months earlier. This blog is no different.

I was reading some articles from Audiology News when my attention was captured by the heading “Eating fish could help preserve women’s hearing.” Whoa. Now that’s news. Then the next line says, “Study finds that increased eating of CERTAIN fish reduced the risk of hearing loss.” Isn’t there always some catch (no pun intended)???

Seems that according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, two or more servings of fish per week could lower women’s risk of acquired hearing loss. Now the types of fish included tuna, dark fish (what’s a dark fish?) light fish (what’s a light fish?), or shellfish tended to be associated with lower risk.

Granted, they tracked a total 65,215 women from 1991 to 2009. And data analysis indicated that the women who consumed fish at least twice per week showed a 20% lower risk of hearing loss than the women who seldom ate fish.

Now eating a lot of fish increases the intake of “long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and showed benefits for hearing preservation.”

The study was published in the journal American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

I still tend to be skeptical regarding food studies and what is good for you. Years ago, someone came out with a study saying that we should all be eating Cheerios because it had everything we needed and our forefathers only ate this kind of food. Of course, they all died by the time they were in their 30-60s. I am waiting for the study saying donuts are great for you along with Three Musketeer candy bars.