Why has fish consumption been associated with cognitive impairment and loss of executive function?
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Fruit deficiency as the #1 dietary risk factor? For more, see Inhibiting Platelet Aggregation with Berries (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/inhibiting-platelet-aggregation-with-berries).
But what about those healthy Eskimos? See Omega-3s and the Eskimo Fish Tale (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Omega-3s-and-the-eskimo-fish-tale).
For more on the shift of the evidence on fish and heart disease, see Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-fish-oil-just-snake-oil/)
The greatest danger of mercury exposure may be for children; see
• Mercury vs. Omega-3s for Brain Development (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/mercury-vs-omega-3s-for-brain-development/)
• How Long to Detox from Fish Before Pregnancy? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-long-to-detox-from-fish-before-pregnancy/)
Other videos on the effect of fish contaminants and health among adults include Fish and Diabetes (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/fish-and-diabetes/) and Fish Consumption and Suicide (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/fish-consumption-and-suicide/).
Mercury is not the only neurotoxic contaminant of seafood, though. See Diet and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/diet-and-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als/) and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease): Fishing for Answers (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/als-lou-gehrigs-disease-fishing-for-answers/).
And what about plastic? See my recent video, Microplastic Contamination & Seafood Safety (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/microplastic-contamination-and-seafood-safety/).
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