International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Animal Production and Health | Sri Lanka | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024


Fish Consumption and Cardio Vascular Diseases in Sri Lanka

Devadawson C


Abstract: Increasing fish consumption is recommended for intake of omega - 3 (n=3) fatty acids and to confer benefits for the risk reduction of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In Sri Lanka coronary heart disease (CHD) is a main cause of morbidity and mortality and reported as first rank of disease among all other diseases (11.69%). Sri Lankan studies suggest concentration of risk factors in urban areas and higher socioeconomic classes with an increasing prevalence among younger people. A diet rich in carbohydrates and saturated fats (coconut is the major supplier of fat energy) but low in protein contribute to the worsening burden of CVD in Sri Lankan community. The fishes have varying amount of Poly unsaturated fatty acids and the consumption of fish varies among people. Herein, the relationship between fish intake and CVD risk reduction as well as the other socio demographics and food habits are described. The multiple factors influencing the consumption pattern with the effects of processing and cooking methods of fish and effects of omega - 3 fatty acids are also described. The purpose of this review provides the information on consumption of fish, including current dietary recommendations and intakes which positively affect the health and to meet fish intake and CVD risk reduction Sri Lanka.


Keywords: fish, cardiovascular diseases, coronary heart disease, omega - 3 fatty acids


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 1838 - 1849


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