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Chapter 8

BIOL*1040 Chapter 8

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University of Guelph
BIOL 1020

Cara Moir ID# 0754982 Home Course: 1080 Team # 1221 How the Manipulation of Certain Nutrients in Fish Impacts on Human Health The majority of fish species provide many important nutrients and proteins, as well as essential vitamins and minerals (Sidhu 2003). Modification of these nutrients and the accumulation of toxic chemicals in tissues of fish can occur due to human practices (including aquaculture), and pollution of their waters (Sidhu 2003). We then consume these fish, and although they provide nutritional benefits, they have the potential to negatively impact human health as well, as these contaminants are transferred to human bodies upon consumption (Leggatt and Iwama 2004). Fish and fish oil contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, as well as other essential fatty acids (Sidhu 2003). It has been determined that consumption of fish that Cara Moir ID# 0754982 Home Course: 1080 Team # 1221 contain polyunsaturated fatty acids can result in reduced risk of coronary heart disease, decreases in cases of mild hypertension, and prevention of certain arrhythmias of the heart and sudden death (Sidhu 2003). Health risks that are related to the consumption of fish are in part due to environmental contaminants that these fish are exposed to (Sidhu 2003). After consuming fish that contain contaminants, the contaminants can remain in the human body for up to a whole year, and can therefore build up to toxic levels (Sidhu 2003).
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