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February 14, 2010

Farmed or wild fish: Which is healthier?

A recent CNN News article examined the debate between the benefits and risks of farmed and wild salmon. A  2006 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA) concludes that the benefits will usually outweigh the risks.  From CNN:

. . . Subsequent research has found that the health benefits of both farmed and wild salmon exceed potential risks, said Eric Rimm, associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health [and co-author of the 2006 JAMA study]."It's clear that if there is any risk, the benefit is still in the range of 300 to 1,000 times greater from the fact that you're getting the omega-3s," he said.

Read more on CNN

Go to the 2006 JAMA study: Fish Intake, Contaminants, and Human Health,

This post was prepared by William Mitchell College of Law Student, Scott Allen.  Mr. Allen is a student of Professor Donna M. Byrne.

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