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Doctor insights on: Yellowfin Tuna

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Does "skipjack" have more mercury than "yellow fin" tuna?

Does "skipjack" have more mercury than "yellow fin" tuna?

Depends: Mercury absorption in fish is dependent upon where the fish lives and feeds. Some regions are much more likely to be polluted than others. You need to know where your seafood comes from. The safer regions (and those which aren't) can be found on the fda's website. ...Read more

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Is tuna fish bad for kids?

Is tuna fish bad for kids?

Tuna High mercury: Tuna has high level of mercury, and may not be the right for children. ...Read more

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How much mercury is in "light" tuna compared to "white" tuna?

How much mercury is in "light" tuna compared to "white" tuna?

Mercury in Tuna: Big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited. Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury. ...Read more

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Does salmon sushi contain as much mercury as tuna or swordfish?

Does salmon sushi contain as much mercury as tuna or swordfish?

Mercury: Is a heavy metal that can be toxic at high doses. It can lead to damage to brain, kidneys & lung. Symptoms of toxicity include impaired vision/hearing/speech, disturbed sensation, lack of coordination, itching, burning, pain, skin discoloration & shedding, profuse sweating, heart racing, high blood pressure, labile moods, memory & sleep disturbance. ...Read more

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Where is white meat and dark meat located on tuna fish and why ?

Where is white meat and dark meat located on tuna fish and why ?

Seriously? : I'm sure any good fisherman can tell you but i'm not sure you'll find the answer on healthtap! (well, some of the docs may also be fishermen?). ...Read more

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I'm pregnant.I ate tuna, salmon, sushi sashimi . Is it ok for my baby? Can i eat?

I'm pregnant.I ate tuna, salmon, sushi sashimi . Is it ok for my baby? Can i eat?

Stop..: You should not be eating raw or undercooked meats/seafoods of any type during pregnancy. As far as tuna/salmon, you should limit consumption of mercury containing fish and seafood to at most twice a week. Raw foods just have too much potential for infectious disease, so for this nine months, give up the sushi and sashimi and cook your foods. ...Read more

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2yr old has dark green diarrhea both thick/watery with bright green mucus, after food poisoning from undercooked hamburger.

2yr old has dark green diarrhea both thick/watery with bright green mucus, after food poisoning from undercooked hamburger.

Diarrhea: When red meat is not cooked properly or is kept in the refrigerated condition for a long time, the possibility of diarrhea increases manifold. Consumption of red meat that is infected with a bacterium called Escherichia coli is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Maybe he should get a stool culture. Keep him well hydrated and if there is fever, and diarrhea continues go to the ER. ...Read more

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Drank whole bottle of scotts emulsion cod liver oil?

Drank whole bottle of scotts emulsion cod liver oil?

Not good idea.: Gi upset, nausea vomiting and diarrhea from the fish oil portion. Scott's and emulsion makes this sound as though it was not a medicinal but agricultural agent. In that case it may contain something other than cod liver oil and the bottle may be larger than that for medicinal use. I would call poison control. Underlying circumstance regarding ingestion must be addressed. ...Read more

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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Is swordfish fatty?

Is swordfish fatty?

Swordfish: Swordfish is a relatively lean fish, and very tasty when grilled. Unfortunately as a large, top predator fish, it is prone to high mercury and other toxin content. It's also an overfished species. ...Read more

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Is eating eggs and canned tuna everyday bad for the health?

Balanced food plan: Eggs ; tuna are protein-rich and nutritious but if that is all you eat it is not good for physical or emotional health. Make sure you get some protein, good fats, and carbs. Check out the brand of canned tuna also so that you are sure it is from a company that makes sure their products are mercury free. Stay close to your doc so he/she can support you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Unknown: There are no randomized clinical studies that have been performed which evaluate whether these substances have an impact on the natural history of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat Scottish Fillet Mackerel fish 34 weeks pregnant ?

Is it safe to eat Scottish Fillet Mackerel fish 34 weeks pregnant ?

FDA recommendation: Fish is a great source of nutrition. The FDA recommends eating no more than 2 servings of high mercury containing fish like Mackerel during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much tuna is too much tuna considering the mercury in fish?

Mercury in tuna: Mercury in canned tuna is higher in white than in light tuna. Pregnant women shouldn't eat any, and potentially pregnant women and young children should eat white tuna once a week or less, light tuna twice a week or less. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2011/january/food/mercury-in-tuna/overview/index.htm no swordfish either: http://seafood.Ucdavis.Edu/pubs/mercury.Htm. ...Read more

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Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?

Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?

?celiac disease: Your symptoms are consistent with an intestinal malabsorption disorder and sensitivity to gluten(celiac disease) is suggested. See your physician who will order the appropriate tests and, if needed, send you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Cooked red snapper fish is safe during pregnancy?

Cooked red snapper fish is safe during pregnancy?

Yes: All meat, poultry and fish should be eaten cooked; no raw or undercooked food. In addition, while preparing food, make sure to separate food items and clean all surfaces. Lastly, try to limit the consumption of predator fishes, like swordfish & tuna. ...Read more

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