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November 25, 2013
Mercury vs. Omega-3s for Brain Development
Risk/benefit analysis of 33 fish species contrasts the brain boosting effects of DHA with the brain damaging effects of mercury to determine the net effect on intelligence (IQ).
November 22, 2013
Fish Intake Associated With Brain Shrinkage
Exposure to mercury during pregnancy appears to influence fetal brain development as detected by decreased size of a newborn’s brain.
May 2, 2012
When Meat Can Be a Lifesaver
There are rare birth defects in which the inability to produce certain compounds requires an exogenous source. Presented here is a case report of a boy with a mutation in his carnitine transport..
October 10, 2011
Are Avocados Bad for You?
The insecticide and fungicide compound found naturally in avocadoes (persin) may damage the DNA of normal cells as well as cancer cells.
October 6, 2011
The Effect of Canned Tuna on Future Wages
The mercury contamination in tuna and other fish may adversely impact future earnings by impairing brain function and leading to a loss of intelligence (IQ).
October 5, 2011
Fish Oil in Troubled Waters
Major fish oil manufacturers and drug stores are being sued for failing to disclose the PCB pollutants in fish oil supplements.
November 8, 2010
Can Folic Acid Be Harmful?
New research on the human metabolism of folic acid suggests natural sources of folate are preferable
December 10, 2009
Avoiding Other Banned Pesticides
Industrial pollutants in the food supply may help explain the link between dairy consumption and Parkinson's disease.
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