Navigation Links
Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure
Date:10/5/2009

But researcher downplays importance of effect

MONDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Although new research links mercury in seafood with high blood pressure, this isn't reason enough for most people to stop eating fish, the study leader says.

"The small increase of blood pressure due to methylmercury will never outweigh the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids," said Dr. Eric Dewailly, a professor in the department of social and preventive medicine at Laval University in Quebec and lead author of a report in the Oct. 5 issue of Hypertension.

Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids from oily fish, such as fatty sardines, herring, trout and salmon, are associated in many studies with a reduced risk of death from heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association recommends eating two meals a week containing four to six ounces of such fish.

But because fish can contain high levels of methylmercury, which can interfere with the normal development of the nervous system and brain in fetuses and newborns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises pregnant women, those trying to get pregnant, nursing women and children to limit their fish intake.

FDA guidelines limit intake of low-mercury fish for those individuals to 12 ounces a week and high-mercury fish to three 6-ounce servings a month. The FDA also advises avoiding fish most like to carry the highest levels of mercury -- shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish.

At first glance, the Canadian study appears to add high blood pressure to the list of problems linked to methylmercury in fish. Dewailly and his colleagues conducted a survey of Inuit residents of 14 Nunavik communities in northern Quebec, where the traditional diet is based on fish and marine mammals.

It found an average blood mercury level of 50 nanomoles per liter of blood, much higher than the 4-nanomole level of the general U.S. population.
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. ITT Software Integrated with Radiant Mercury Cross Domain Solution
2. Blood Mercury Levels Rising Among U.S. Women
3. FDA Ruling on Mercury Fillings Falls Short
4. FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings
5. FDA Warnings on Mercury Tooth Fillings Expected Today: New Regulation Result of Lawsuit Settled Last Year
6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Key to Fetal Development - Possible Mercury Contamination Concerns in Some Fish Oil Avoided With Plant-based DHA in PreNexa(R) Prenatal Vitamins
7. Mercury in Mackenzie River delta dramatically higher than previously believed
8. Shareholders Challenge Danaher/Kerr to Phase Out Mercury Tooth Fillings
9. Mercury in Fish is a Global Health Concern
10. Mercury Computer Systems Announces the Sale of Visage Imaging to Pro Medicus Limited
11. Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... Conference will get a sneak peak at Los Angeles’ ... along with a tour of a blossoming 1.5-acre high ... visit to a shipping container farm in the L.A. ... the wide-ranging diversity of sustainable urban agriculture, will kick ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 August is Children’s Eye Health ... educated about eye health and safety for their children ... eye condition that must be checked for, according to ... of Water radio show, is pediatric dry eye. With ... dry eye is becoming a very real concern to ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... OXNARD, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... Saj Jivraj, founder of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, ... month. , Dr. Jivraj will be speaking on ... and Laboratory Aspects of Graft Less Solutions” at 12:40 ... Conference Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. , “The ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Inc. Magazine recently named Etransmedia ... annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the ... most comprehensive look at the most important segment ... Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow ... as members of the Inc. 500|5000. , “We ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... “Have you recently been involved in an ... injury lawyer serving the greater Seattle area. “Are you still ... then keep reading . , In a recently released article, ... auto accident can use to see if they may qualify ... injury insurance claim will allow an individual to receive medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference’s Urban Farm Field Trip to Offer First Look at Los Angeles’ Premier Food Business Incubator 2Health News:Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference’s Urban Farm Field Trip to Offer First Look at Los Angeles’ Premier Food Business Incubator 3Health News:August is Children’s Eye Health Month, Exams Must Check for Pediatric Dry Eye 2Health News:August is Children’s Eye Health Month, Exams Must Check for Pediatric Dry Eye 3Health News:Internationally Known Oxnard Dentist to Speak at Conference in Vancouver 2Health News:Internationally Known Oxnard Dentist to Speak at Conference in Vancouver 3Health News:Etransmedia Makes Exclusive List for the Eighth Consecutive Year in Inc. Magazine 2Health News:Etransmedia Makes Exclusive List for the Eighth Consecutive Year in Inc. Magazine 3Health News:Five Questions to Determine Who Qualifies for a Personal Injury Claim Recently Released by The Jones Firm in Recent Article 2
... 5 Chiltern, a leading global research,organization, is proud ... Clinical Researcher of the Year ceremony, including the coveted,Clinical ... following awards: Gold: Clinical Department of the Year ... Project Manager category Gold: Kara Tanabe in Clinical ...
... evidence shows that surgery may effectively cure Type 2 diabetes -- ... is treated, but that introduces a new way of thinking about ... to the February issue of Diabetes Care by a leading expert ... small bowel as the possible site of critical mechanisms for the ...
... 5 A protein that governs,development of human ... spread of malignant melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, ... the transformation of skin pigment cells or melanocytes, ... and a median survival of less than 7.5 ...
... INDIANAPOLIS, March 5 Anthem National Accounts today,announced ... to address,the needs of early retirees -- a ... of products is designed to meet the needs ... and provide affordable,access to medical coverage while helping ...
... to protect their children from exposure to secondhand smoke, ... Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Exposure to secondhand ... for numerous illnesses and premature death. The household study, ... parents who smoked reported smoking around their children. Measurements ...
... Kids Pledges up to ... Type 1 Diabetes Research, ATLANTA, March 5 White Hat ... announced today the launch of a,three- year partnership with the Juvenile ... 1,diabetes research., As part of this milestone relationship, White Hat ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Chiltern Wins Top Prize 2Health News:Type 2 diabetes may be caused by intestinal dysfunction 2Health News:Type 2 diabetes may be caused by intestinal dysfunction 3Health News:Type 2 diabetes may be caused by intestinal dysfunction 4Health News:Protein in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Controls Malignant Tumor Cells 2Health News:Protein in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Controls Malignant Tumor Cells 3Health News:Protein in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Controls Malignant Tumor Cells 4Health News:Anthem National Accounts Introduces New Products for Large Employers' Early Retirees 2Health News:Anthem National Accounts Introduces New Products for Large Employers' Early Retirees 3Health News:Secondhand smoke a risk for children worldwide 2Health News:White Hat Brands, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Offer the 'Juice' on New Partnership 2Health News:White Hat Brands, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Offer the 'Juice' on New Partnership 3
(Date:8/19/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Report" report to their offering. This ... in US$ Million by the following Brands: Humatrope, Norditropin, Genotropin, ... comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada , ... Asia-Pacific , and Rest of World. Annual ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 According to Kalorama Information, electronic medical ... Big Data in healthcare a reality, and this a ... the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. government ... and penalties will start applying soon for use of ... complete study of the EMR industry, EMR 2014: ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Oramed Pharmaceuticals ... pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral ... Property Department of Spain ... titled "Methods and Compositions for Oral Administrations of ... Oramed Pharmaceuticals is a technology pioneer in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Human Growth Hormone Drugs - Strategic Business Report 2014 2Kalorama: EMR Paves the Way for Big Data 2Kalorama: EMR Paves the Way for Big Data 3Oramed Granted Patent in Spain for Oral Administration of Insulin 2Oramed Granted Patent in Spain for Oral Administration of Insulin 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: