March 1998 Issue

How Risky Is Eating Fish? EN's Guide To Eating Seafood Safely

The average American eats about 15 pounds of seafood a year. Health experts encourage us to eat even more to reel in potential health benefits. Not only is seafood low in artery-clogging saturated fats, but it is rich in artery-friendly omega-3 fats. Research suggests eating fish can reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death, improve blood pressure and blood triglycerides, and lessen symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. But eating some seafood can be risky.

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