We have always thought that eating fish is good for you. And of course it will still be like that, but here’s what emerges from a study.
Some scholars have carried out aimportant research which was then released early this June on National Library of Medicine. What emerges must do reflect.
The purpose of the study was that of complete other research carried out in the same sector. That is to say, find the casual link between the diet based on certain fish and the onset of tumors. More precisely, Melanoma.
As we know, the Melanoma it is one of the most feared malignancies. Although we must specify that there are various forms and therefore also different mortality rates. According to the ISSHowever, “in the last decade cutaneous melanoma has reached 100,000 new cases a year. An increase of about 15%. ” Among the many knowledge and weapons to fight this type of evil, there is always of course the prevention.
So know if a certain type of food can increase the risk of Melanomais always an extra means for protect your health. But let’s see if we should “stop eating fish” or not.
Does eating fish cause cancer? What an important study highlighted
To arrive at conclusions on the relationship fish-melanoma scholars involved 491,367 subjects who participated in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. The will to better understand the effects of fish consumption and cancer risk comes from two factors. The first is that this is increased considerably in recent years. Both in Europe than in the USA. The other why previous studies were not found to be comprehensive enough.
However, it must be said that also in the conclusions of this research the need for elaborate on. Meanwhile, we can say that the team looked at the diet fish-based of the subjects involved. And who has consumed it for at least 2-3 times a week developed with higher incidence some kind of Melanoma.
Translated into numbers, according to research, with 2 portions of fish per week, increased “of the 28% there possibility of developing abnormal cells only in the outer layer of the skin – known as stage zero melanoma or melanoma in situ – compared to smaller portions.“
A given Very Interestingand also contrastante with some “beliefs”is about the type of fish taken into consideration. And the various modes of cooking. In particular, the correlation with cancer emerged more with the consumption of tuna and various fish, not fried. Paradoxically, those who ate fried fish developed a lower risk. At least on malignant melanoma.
Of course we must not “demonize” the fish. Also because the study does not understand what the quality of the fish examined is. For example we know some toxic substances ingested by fish due to the‘pollution can pass to man. So the causal link could be this, and certainly not the food itself.
What we can do we consumers – who are not scientists – is from always check the origin of the foods we buy. To ward off the presence of pesticidesheavy metals, antibiotics or other chemicals. That maybe they don’t bring Melanoma but they certainly do not do well to our body.
(The information in this article is for informational purposes only and concerns scientific studies published in medical journals. Therefore, it does not replace the consultation of a doctor or specialist, and should not be considered for formulating treatments or diagnoses)
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