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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 higher in farmed than in wild salmon. The claim that Omega-3 fatty acids are lower in farmed than wild salmon is false. According to the USDA, farmed salmon has ...


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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 species1. Second of all, not all cans contain BPA or PVC. Even in cans that do contain BPA or PVC, the FDA considers them safe at low levels of exposure2,3. ...


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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 Vitamin A (The National Academic Press, 2001) Acute toxicity is characterized by nausea, vomiting, headache, increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure, vertigo, ...


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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, supplements can only augment so much in a good diet. The FDA once said that 3g of fish oil daily is generally recognised as safe (GRAS) and there is a number of studies ...


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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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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 Institute article on Vitamin A, Oregon State Univ. https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-A This article also discusses the osteoporosis risk. How well ...


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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 other dietary changes (especially losing excessive weight) may not help to reduce blood pressure. FISH Food Groups and Risk of Hypertension: A Systematic Review ...


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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 placebo effect. As far as the fish bone goes, chances are what you’re feeling is a scratch with associated inflammation which will go away in a few days (the ...


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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 lowers triglycerides and total cholesterol. Some large fish such as tuna, shark and mackerel may have mercury in them Patients at greatest risk of developing ...


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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 based on a few theoretical assumptions. You can e.g. also assume that for cancer to develop you need the immune system to miss some problems which may be far less ...


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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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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 normal meal. But this is really just a general rule of thumb. Since real meals containing these are probably better anyway. But more important are the ...


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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 information. Mercury Levels Tests are performed either with urine or with blood in the New York State. The most commonly accepted methods of assessing mercury exposure ...


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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 humans, so I doubt anyone has done any study about this. Without a study, you can only guess. A fish bone can get stuck above the epiglottis (case report, ...


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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's a foreign body, it could result in infection or perforation. From an EM website: All patients who complain of a foreign body of the throat should be ...


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(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 capsules is a better alternative: studies have found that most of the widely available supplements contain little or no mercury, dioxins or PCBs. For one thing, ...


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