Fish - A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
"Few food products are as controversial as fish. A leading source of heavy metals and other contaminants, fish is frequently the subject of government health-risk advisories. However, some people promote fish as a source of omega-3 fatty acids. Let’s look at the issues."
Don’t Take the Bait-Fish is Not a Health Food "Touted as a health food, fish has a reputation for being heart-healthy. People who opt for fish to try to protect their hearts might not realize that fish is often high in cholesterol."
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5 Reasons Why Pescetarians are Wrong About Fish
"Pescetarians are applauded for sharing some of the vegetarian characteristics, such as not eating red meat and poultry. However, eliminating fish from your diet is crucial, especially amidst the many, interconnected effects from our fishing habits that activists bring attention to through World Fisheries Day.
Here are five reasons why pescetarians have it all wrong about eating fish."
“The idea is that a diet of fish and blubber -- not vegetables and fruits -- has kept Arctic natives free of heart disease. A new study, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, suggests that the myth is, in fact, a myth.”
Why Fish Oil Fails: A Comprehensive 21st Century Lipids-Based Physiologic Analysis
The medical community suffered three significant fish oil failures/setbacks in 2013. Claims that fish oil's EPA/DHA would stop the progression of heart disease were crushed when The Risk and Prevention Study Collaborative Group (Italy) released a conclusive negative finding regarding fish oil for those patients with high risk factors but no previous myocardial infarction. Fish oil consumption has shown to lead to increased inflammation, increased CVD, and increased cancer risk.
Fish Oil Pills: A $1.2 Billion Industry Built, So far, On Empty Promises
"People in the United States spend about $1.2 billion annually for fish oil pills and related supplements even though the vast majority of research published recently in major journals provides no evidence of a health benefit."
"Fish oil does not lower the risk of cardiovascular disease or death, according to a new review in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers analyzed 20 studies including 68,680 patients who used omega-3 fatty acids for an average of two years and determined that fish oil had no effect on heart-related death, heart attack, or stroke. These findings follow another recent review showing fish oil did not prevent the recurrence of heart problems among patients."
"A new Harvard study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links fish and omega-3 oil consumption to type 2 diabetes. Following 195,204 adults for 14 to18 years, researchers found that the more fish or omega-3 fatty acids participants consumed, the higher their risk of developing diabetes."
"So-called organic meats are sold as a means for people to reduce their exposure to hormones and chemical toxins. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that animals raised on an organic operation must be fed organic feed and given access to the outdoors. They are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic crops are raised without using most conventional pesticides and using no petroleum-based or sewage-sludge-based fertilizers.
However, while concentrations of some contaminants may be decreased, switching to organic meat does nothing to decrease the risk for the diseases that remain the biggest killers of Americans. Cholesterol, fat (especially saturated fat), and animal protein are the major culprits in meat that are associated with higher risks of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. They are also associated with the development of the many risk factors that lead to these diseases, including obesity and hypertension.
Animal products, however they are produced, increase the risk of many diseases.
The USDA has not set any organic standards for fish andseafood, so the current problems with contaminants infish may very well still exist in any fish product that is calledorganic."
Women on Vegan Diets Have More Long-Chain Omega-3s, Compared with Fish-Eaters
"Women following vegan diets have significantly more omega-3 “good fats” in their blood, compared with fish-eaters, meat-eaters, and ovo-lacto vegetarians, according to a new report from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study."