SUKABUMUPDATE.com – As is well known, fish is a healthy source of protein and fat. Therefore, it is highly recommended to consume it regularly.
But there are some conclusions that if you eat too much fish is also unhealthy, you may even get skin cancer.
Launched from Suara.com, a study of nearly 500,000 people found that eating 43 grams of fish a day was 22 percent more likely to develop melanoma (a dangerous skin cancer), than those who ate the average amount. 3 grams per day). ).
“We speculate that our findings may be linked to contaminants in fish, such as polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxin, arsenic, and mercury,” explains dermatologist Eunyoung Cho of Brown University.
However, this does not mean that we should avoid eating fish, especially since this study does not indicate causation.
“Although the results are a cohort study, which means they are observational and not causal, the results cannot be ignored,” said dietitian Clare Collins of the University of Newcastle, reported by Science Alert.
According to him, contaminants in fish also need to be considered the cause.
It is well known that environmental toxins, including those that directly cause cancer such as heavy metals, have accumulated in the food chain.
Toxins are taken up by plankton and eventually accumulate in the tissues of the shrimp that eat the plankton, then the fish that eat the shrimp, and so on. The more focused, the higher the food chain. This is known as biogeneration.
Previous research has also found that consumption of large amounts of fish is associated with higher levels of contaminants as well.
However, this strong association of large sample sizes requires further investigation although the results are possible in our opinion.
This study on the link between overeating and skin cancer was led by Brown University epidemiologist Yufei Li, using data from the US NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, of participants recruited between 1995 and 1996.