Posts Tagged "fish"

High fish consumption in pregnancy tied to brain benefits for kids

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 in Medical Rewind

Listen to what Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the January 18th Medical Rewind Show ***************************** When mothers eat three sizeable servings of fish each week during pregnancy it may benefit children’s brains for years to come, according to a large study in Spain. Researchers followed nearly 2,000 mother-child pairs from the first trimester of pregnancy through the child’s fifth birthday and found improved brain function in the kids whose mothers ate the most fish while pregnant, compared to children of mothers who ate...

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Can Two Wrongs Make a Right? Mercury and Selenium in Fish

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Heavy Metals

Introduction Most people are aware that eating fish with too much mercury (Hg) can cause nerve damage and other health problems. Guidelines help people make choices to prevent overconsumption of mercury (e.g., by the EPA or FDA).   Common recommendations include avoiding tilefish, shark, swordfish, and king mackerel while limiting consumption of many other fish.  For recreational and subsistence harvesters of fish, there are numerous local recommendations, based on mercury levels in local waters (e.g., Alaska guidelines for children and pregnant women). But what if something in the fish was...

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Hungry for Genetically Engineered Fish?

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

by Andrew Schneider A major U.S. fish research company has tampered with the DNA of Atlantic salmon by adding a quick-growth gene that allows the fish to eat year-around and grow more quickly. And the Food and Drug Administration is about to allow these genetically engineered salmon to head to market, the company says. But food safety activists insist that the FDA doesn’t have adequate tests and regulations to ensure the safety of modified seafood, and others question whether consumers are even ready for it. “Far from being a benefit to consumers or the environment, this merely...

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