A 35-year-old member asked:
does eating shark cartilage prevent cancer in humans?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Wound care 35 years experience
Shark cartilage: Eating shark cartilage does not prevent cancer in humans. The quack literature is replete with claims of how this works including statements that suggest that sharks never get bone cancer -- of course not, they have no bones. The one claim that is true is that eating shark cartilage will definitely result in the death of more sharks.
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
No: There are no clinical trials that show that shark cartilage prevents or treats cancer.
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Very controversial: Claims of use of shark fins to lower cholesterol & to combat cancer & heart disease have not been scientifically supported at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Does shark cartilage help prevent cancer?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
No: No credible evidence.
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