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People who often eat fish, including so-called blue-backed fish such as saury, face a lower risk of suffering depression than those consuming less, a team of researchers from institutes including Japan’s National Cancer Center has said.

In its research findings that were announced in a U.S. medical magazine, the team said that n-3 fatty acids, which have various effect, including anti-inflammatory action, are in blue-backed and other fish and that the substances are believed to contribute to lower risks of depression.

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