Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Reference: Tilapia exports to be promoted, Bangkok Post, August 25, 2009

The claim that the white meat of tilapia is more healthy than red fish meat (Tilapia exports to be promoted, Bangkok Post, August 25, 2009) is inconsistent with the facts. All fish are not good sources of omega-3 fatty acids but the color of fish meat may not be used to make this distinction. In fact, farm produced tilapia and catfish contain a harmful combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that makes their meat even more risky than pork bacon or hamburger (Popular fish contains potentially dangersous fatty acid combination, Science Daily, July 10, 2008). Sustained consumption of these fish may actually cause rather than prevent heart disease.

Cha-am Jamal

1 comment:

susan allport said...

I thought you would find this new take on omega-3s interesting: http://www.prevention.com/cda/article/the-vanishing-youth-nutrient/6dec72fe5deb2210VgnVCM10000030281eac____/news.voices/in.the.magazine/september.2009.issue/0/0/1