The great dilemma

November 2008
Choice;Nov2008, p22
The article investigates the benefits and risks of eating fish. Several health benefits from the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA found in fish include reduction of risk of heart disease and cognitive impairment. Some toxic chemicals that fish contain are mercury and dioxins. Meanwhile, Food Standards Australia New Zealand has tested for chemical residues in both domestic and imported farmed fish.


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