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Journal of the American Medical Association

Fish Intake, Contaminants, and Human Health

Authors: Dariush Mozaffarian, Eric Rimm, et al. / Journal: Journal of the American Medical Association, October 2006


The authors investigated the risks and benefits of consuming fish based on an in-depth evaluation of current literature. For an adult population, the varied health benefits of consuming fish one to two times per week greatly outweigh risks from exposure to methylmercury. In addition, the authors indicated the benefits of consuming low-mercury fish for women of childbearing age outweigh the risks.