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Adding Fish to Diet May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's
AP ^ | Monday, July 21, 2003

Posted on 07/21/2003 2:13:39 PM PDT by presidio9

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:36:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Older people who eat fish at least once a week may cut their risk of Alzheimer's (search) by more than half, a study suggests.

The study adds to the evidence that diet may affect a person's chances of developing the mind-robbing disease that affects 4 million Americans.


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KEYWORDS: alzheimer

1 posted on 07/21/2003 2:13:39 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9
Perfect excuse for me to insist that my wife and I order pizza WITH anchovies!
2 posted on 07/21/2003 2:15:27 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Free Miguel and Priscilla!)
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To: presidio9
Unless, of course, the fish contains the neurotoxin, mercury.
3 posted on 07/21/2003 2:17:16 PM PDT by AdamSelene235 (Like all the jolly good fellows, I drink my whiskey clear....)
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To: presidio9
I guess this means Hillary is immune.
4 posted on 07/21/2003 2:19:13 PM PDT by dead (If hating France is wrong, I don't want to be right.)
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To: presidio9
but it's very early and really we need to have a lot more studies,"
In other words, this report could be completely false. They report such findings, then retract them or alter them. I remember when caffeine caused cysts, then it was cancer, then it caused nothing, now it's responsible for headaches. Sheesh.
5 posted on 07/21/2003 2:20:41 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: presidio9
Another study to ignore as far as I'm concerned.

Even if they decide it is correct it will be disproved in a few years.


6 posted on 07/21/2003 2:26:28 PM PDT by Mears
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To: presidio9
I will be Ronald Reagan ate fish. . .and we know he read and kept his mind active (for sure). . .and he exercised. . .

These little morsels of wisdom may be good news or they just may be good news for those who sell fish. . .books and exercise equipment.

Do remember reading that smoking cigarrettes may ward off alzheimers as well.

A family friend who lived into her nineties, smoked a cigarrette every night. She died, smart as a tack.

8 posted on 07/21/2003 2:28:55 PM PDT by cricket
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To: presidio9
Not good news for me...


I hate..uh...uh..drat..
9 posted on 07/21/2003 2:29:46 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Tip your server...)
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To: presidio9
At $5 to $8 per lb. this discovery should price it out of sight.
10 posted on 07/21/2003 2:30:34 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: dead
I guess this means Hillary is immune.

She eats fish? I thought she ate small children.



There is also a study that says that people who play a musical instrument have a 60% lower chance of getting Alzheimers.

11 posted on 07/21/2003 2:30:49 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: presidio9
Uh-huh. And how does this mesh with the articles about the studies telling people to limit amount and kinds of fish they eat because of mercury? Tuna is one of the fish listed to limit due to concern over mercury poisoning.
12 posted on 07/21/2003 2:31:00 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: cricket
A family friend who lived into her nineties, smoked a cigarrette every night. She died, smart as a tack.

Of lung cancer?

13 posted on 07/21/2003 2:42:39 PM PDT by presidio9 (RUN AL, RUN!!!)
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To: presidio9
I can never remember to do that...
14 posted on 07/21/2003 2:45:57 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: presidio9
Diet
15 posted on 07/21/2003 2:53:48 PM PDT by Davis
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To: presidio9
Just make sure you don't cook your fish in aluminum cookware. Aluminum is suppose to cause/increase the risk of Alziemers
16 posted on 07/21/2003 2:56:55 PM PDT by TheBattman (I was going to write a book titled "100 Uses for a DemocRAT" but I couldn't think of any.)
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To: presidio9

I eat a tin of these every day. Provided of course, that I am reminded. Seriously, these sardines are very good for you. Did I say I eat these everyday? I thought so.

17 posted on 07/21/2003 2:58:04 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Back in boot camp! 243 (-57))
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To: Bon mots
Feral cats like fish.
19 posted on 07/21/2003 3:14:06 PM PDT by beelzepug (incessantly yapping for change)
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To: SamAdams76
Yes and sardines are low in mercury, all young small fish are, but the price per pound, whew, I also eat Goya, Beachcliff and Cento sardines for some variety.
20 posted on 07/21/2003 3:24:15 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: .38sw
Uh-huh. And how does this mesh with the articles about the studies telling people to limit amount and kinds of fish they eat because of mercury? Tuna is one of the fish listed to limit due to concern over mercury poisoning.

Know your fish, I would not eat Tuna steaks everyday if I was pregnant and no White Snapper, Shark, Marlin or Swordfish. The fish we eat that comes from large mature fish contains more mercury than smaller young fish. Sardines are various species of small herrings, pilchards and related fish.


U. S. Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Office of Seafood
May 2001


Mercury Levels in Seafood Species

The following tables provide the mean and range of mercury levels in a variety of fish and shellfish

Table 1
Fish With Highest Mercury Levels
 SPECIES   MEAN (PPM)   RANGE (PPM)   NO. OF SAMPLES 
Tilefish 1.45 0.65-3.73 60
*Swordfish 1.00 0.10-3.22 598
King Mackerel 0.73 0.30-1.67 213
*Shark 0.96 0.05-4.54 324

Table 2
Fish and Shellfish With Much Lower Mercury Levels
 SPECIES   MEAN (PPM)   RANGE (PPM)   NO. OF SAMPLES 
Grouper (Mycteroperca) 0.43 0.05-1.35 64
Tuna (fresh or frozen) 0.32 ND-1.30 191
*Lobster Northern (American) 0.31 0.05-1.31 88
Grouper (Epinephelus) 0.27 0.19-0.33 48
*Halibut 0.23 0.02-0.63 29
*Sablefish 0.22 ND-0.70 102
*Pollock 0.20 ND-0.78 107
*Tuna (canned) 0.17 ND-0.75 248
*Crab Blue 0.17 0.02-0.50 94
*Crab Dungeness 0.18 0.02-0.48 50
*Crab Tanner 0.15 ND-0.38 55
*Crab King 0.09 0.02-0.24 29
*Scallop 0.05 ND-0.22 66
*Catfish 0.07 ND-0.31 22
*Salmon (fresh, frozen or canned) ND ND-0.18 52
*Oysters ND ND-0.25 33
*Shrimps ND ND 22

Table 3
Fish With Methylmercury Levels Based on Limited Sampling


Data presented in Table 3 are based on limited sample sizes and therefore have a much greater degree of uncertainty
 SPECIES   MEAN (PPM)   RANGE (PPM)   NO. OF SAMPLES 
*Red Snapper 0.60 0.07-1.46 10
Marlin 0.47 0.25-0.92 13
Moonfish 0.60 0.60 1
Orange Roughy 0.58 0.42-0.76 9
Bass Saltwater 0.49 0.10-0.91 9
Trout Freshwater 0.42 1.22 (max) NA
Bluefish 0.30 0.20-0.40 2
Croaker 0.28 0.18-0.41 15
Trout Seawater 0.27 ND-1.19 4
*Cod (Atlantic) 0.19 ND-0.33 11
Mahi Mahi 0.19 0.12-0.25 15
*Ocean Perch 0.18 ND-0.31 10
Haddock (Atlantic) 0.17 0.07-0.37 10
Whitefish 0.16 ND-0.31 2
Herring 0.15 0.016-0.28 8
*Spiny Lobster 0.13 ND-0.27 8
Perch Freshwater 0.11 0.10-0.31 4
Perch Saltwater 0.10 0.10-0.15 6
Flounder/Sole 0.04 ND-0.18 17
*Clams ND ND 6
Tilapia ND ND 8
*Fish and shellfish among the most consumed of the domestic seafood market

Sources of methylmercury data:

FDA database FY 85-99
EPA Mercury Study Report to Congress, 1997
A Survey of the Occurrence of Mercury in the Fishery Resources of the Gulf of Mexico Report (2000)
NMFS 1976, 1978 Report

21 posted on 07/21/2003 3:38:01 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: this_ol_patriot
Interesting chart. It doesn't look the same as the one I saw last week while sitting in the waiting room of my Dr.'s office. Fresh tuna was high on the mercury content list (stay away from the sushi and sashimi!). It did have canned tuna as lower in mercury content.
22 posted on 07/21/2003 3:56:24 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: this_ol_patriot
Since I have a tin of sardines for lunch each day, the cost is much lower than if I had a more traditional lunch (such as a sandwich and chips). I get two tins of these sardines for $3.00. So my lunch costs me only $1.50 a day. Looked at in that context, this fish is pretty cheap.

Sometimes I put Tabasco sauce on the sardines. An acquired taste.

23 posted on 07/21/2003 4:24:22 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Back in boot camp! 243 (-57))
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To: SamAdams76
Did you try the Chipotle flavored Tabasco sauce on them? Not too shabby. Yes I know what you mean by the price it's just if you had to buy them buy the pound you realize you are paying 6 or 8 bucks a pound. I eat a can a day for lunch along with a cup of concord grape juice, a banana and a small aspirin. Went from constant foot pain and no hair on my lower legs and feet to no more pain at all and the hair is growing back like mad. The pain and lack of hair is a sign of hardening of the arteries.
24 posted on 07/21/2003 6:28:09 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: presidio9
Caviar emptor
25 posted on 07/22/2003 11:18:50 AM PDT by talleyman ("Carpe diem": expense account for a fish)
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To: talleyman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/950561/posts
26 posted on 07/22/2003 11:34:29 AM PDT by presidio9 (RUN AL, RUN!!!)
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To: RadioAstronomer; PatrickHenry; longshadow; Physicist
Blackened Redfish, anyone? :^)
27 posted on 07/22/2003 11:42:05 AM PDT by Aracelis
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To: Piltdown_Woman
I certainly hope pork rinds will be found to be beneficial. I like them better than fish.
28 posted on 07/22/2003 12:25:36 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (When rationality is outlawed, only outlaws will be rational.)
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