Consumption of shark fin products linked to heightened risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Consumption of shark fin products linked to heightened risk of Alzheimer’s disease

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As one of the most prevalent forms of dementia in many rapidly developing countries, Alzheimer’s disease greatly affects quality of life. The battle to understand this incurable ailment inches forward with new findings based on shark fin consumption.
7 Sep 2016 - General
Really? Eating shark fish products like the fin can lead to Alzheimer's disease? Is the shark the only fish with high levels of BMAA? How about eating only the flesh without the fins? Can this lead to Alzheimer's as well? Very soon, will be told to stop eating fishes from the oceans altogether since all of them are exposed to the mercury in the sea? Do a research on all the Alzheimer's disease sufferers, and determine how many of them ate shark fish products in their lifetime. ...
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Shark fish products are very famous in Asian countries but recently researchers have found that it the products of shark fish fin are very unhealthy for human use because it contains a high concentration of neurotoxins. The question arises what is the role of neurotoxins in human health? Ten species of shark that are found in Atlantic and Pacific oceans contain mercury and B-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) as toxins that directly damage human Nervous System. The BMAA is responsible for Alzheimer’...
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This is interesting news about the link between Alzheimer's and consuming shark fin. This could then be correlated to the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in countries where shark fin is popularly consumed. I have yet to see a research on this although. I am not a fan of sharks but I do not like the fact that they are becoming endangered. Like any wild animal, if you provoke them they will attack you. Although sharks tend to attack you merely for the reason that biting is their way to c...
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I have always known that the cartilage and soft tissues of deep sea fish such as sharks contain higher amounts of mercury, but this is the first I've heard of a neurodegenerative chemical found in shark cartilage and fins.

Shark conservation has gained much ground over the past few years, especially amongst the younger generation, and many hotels no longer serve shark fin soup at wedding dinners. While it is definitely not good news to know that shark fins contribute to Alzheimer&#...
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