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Are farm raised fish unhealthier than their wild caught counterparts?

The claim that farmed salmon have more PCBs than wild salmon is true. For example, this paper from Science shows that the PCB (and other organic pollutant) concentrations are approximately 8 times ...
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Is it risky to eat at most 12 ounces of canned sardines weekly for about two months?

Like you mentioned, 12 ounces of sardines a week fits under the FDA's guidelines, so it should not be harmful to the adult that you described. Sardines contain a lot less mercury than many other fish ...
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How much Vitamin A is in 1g of Fish Oil?

According to USDA Food Composition Database, 1 gram (or even 100 grams) of fish oil from sardines, herring, salmon and menhaden contains 0 (zero) μg vitamin A. Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for ...
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Fish Oil: How much is too much?

Many people are quite gullible. (Just general observation, not a a comment on the question or the asker.) Whatever the marketing section of the industries' propaganda unit tells the public, ...
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Which fish to choose for a good omega 6 to omega 3 ratio without other health drawbacks?

Also departing from fish, hempseed oil is known to contain the optimal ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, and does not present any health drawback to my knowledge.
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How much Vitamin A is in 1g of Fish Oil?

Vitamin A is an important Vitamin in my opinion. See, importance for Children 6-59 months https://www.who.int/elena/titles/vitamina_children/en/ So age is a consideration. Here is the Pauling ...
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Does eating fish help high blood pressure?

Question: Does eating (fatty) fish help to lower high blood pressure or does it help only when eaten instead of red meat? Answer: Merely increasing fish, including oily fish, consumption without ...
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Fish bone stuck in my throat

Homeopathy remedies have no physiological effect (http://www.howdoeshomeopathywork.com). A homeopathic consultation along with the associated ritual of prescription etc may have a psychological or ...
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Can I eat fish everyday or alternate day?

Is it okay to eat fish every day? Overall, there are few big risk to your health compared to eating beef or some unhealthy meat everyday. Omega 3 fatty acids could be good for heart health. It ...
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Eating vegetables rich in nitrogen, with fish, increases cancer risk?

The article itself doesn't make such strong claims. ... we conclude that the consumption of fish/vegetable meals appears to lead to only marginal increases of human cancer risk. And that only ...
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What's wrong with fish canned in oil?

This is most likely referring to the fact that canned fish is often packed in vegetable oils, which add fat content while not providing the omega-3 content of fish oil.
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Should fish oil supplements be taken with food?

Fish oil is a fat. Supplements relating to fat and fat solubility have usually one thing in common: the fat digestion and nutrient extraction is usually improved when these fats are consumed like in a ...
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How and where to test for organic mercury levels?

New York State Yes, I know that you don't live in New York State. This is however the most useful and explanatory document that I have found on this matter and therefore linked it as further ...
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Is it safe and beneficial to eat poached and cut fish bones?

As the doctor in the other answer has clarified, without any study, it's not possible to reliably evaluate the safety of eating bones of large fish. Bones of large fish are not considered edible for ...
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How can I tell if a fish bone is stuck in my throat?

It's often difficult to tell the difference between an esophageal abrasion and a foreign body just by how you feel. If you get it checked out and it's just an abrasion, no biggie; if you don't and it'...
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Which fish to choose for a good omega 6 to omega 3 ratio without other health drawbacks?

(ok, the text in the comment field says clearly "avoid answering...", but my answer is not a direct answer to your "which fish" question, what should I do? ^^) Perhaps using supplementary oil ...
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