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January, 27, 2015
Fish and Mercury Toxicity: Mercury is a toxic heavy metal that can accumulate in many types of fish. However, new research indicates that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish help to prevent the toxicity of mercury. The omega-3 fatty acids and selenium content of fish may together explain why high fish consumption is not associated with developmental problems in high fish-eating cultures like the Republic of Seychelles.

Consumer Related Article:
Fatty acids in fish may shield brain from mercury damage

Research Related Article:
Am J Clin Nutr March 2015. [Epub ahead of print]

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