publication . Article . 2012

Relationship between RBC mercury levels and serum n3 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations among Japanese men and women.

Suminori Akiba; Tetsuo Ando; Junji Wakamiya; Chihaya Koriyama; Mayumi Tsuji; Takao Kitano;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, volume 2,012, pages 1-6 (issn: 1687-9805, eissn: 1687-9813, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Aims. To evaluate potential health risk and benefits of fish consumption, the association of fish consumption with total mercury levels in red blood cells (RBCs) and serum eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) concentrations was examined. Subjects and Methods. Study subjects were 269 Japanese (98 men and 171 women) living in a remote island of Kagoshima, and their blood was drawn in 1994. Results. Total mercury levels were related to weekly fish consumption among women ( 𝑃 = 0 . 0 3 5 ) but not among men ( 𝑃 = 0 . 6 4 3 ). However, serum EPA levels were not related to fish consumption in both women and men. In contrast, EPA levels in the high-density ipoprotein (HDL) fr...
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Article Subject, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Research Article, Health risk, Fish consumption, Risk assessment, Eicosapentaenoic acid, Mercury (element), chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, N3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid, Physiology, Medicine, business.industry, business, Food contaminant, Fish species
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