Seafood Benefits Research

The Science Behind Seafood's Health Benefits

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The New England Journal of Medicine

Mercury Exposure and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Two U.S. Cohorts

Authors: Dariush Mozaffarian, et al. / Journal: The New England Journal of Medicine, March 2011

Summary

Levels of mercury in the toenails of over 3,400 American men and women with heart disease were compared to levels of mercury in the toenails of Americans without heart disease. Higher mercury was linked with trends toward lower heart disease risk, likely because mercury levels can be a marker for fish consumption. 

Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet

Authors: Ramón Estruch, et al. / Journal: The New England Journal of Medicine, March 2011

Summary

The traditional Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high intake of olive oil, fruit, nuts, vegetables, and cereals; a moderate intake of fish and poultry; a low intake of dairy products, red meat, processed meats, and sweets; and wine in moderation, consumed with meals. The study found Mediterranean diet as the most likely dietary model to provide protection against coronary heart disease.