Mercury, Fish Oils, and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction

Eliseo Guallar, M.D., et al., 2002


It has been suggested that mercury, a highly reactive heavy metal with no known physiologic activity, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Because fish intake is a major source of exposure to mercury, the mercury content of fish may counteract the beneficial effects of its n–3 fatty acids…

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