Tilapia fish good or bad?

Patient : I have been eating alot of Tilapia lately. I tend to eat it twice a day, four or five days a week. I recently heard that tilapia may be bad for you? Is this true and should I stop eating the fish and switch to a different fish?
Doctor :   The Farm-raised tilapia is one of the most highly consumed fish in America. It has very low levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and, perhaps worse, very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, according to some research; then I strongly recommend you to eat  Salmon and Cod, this two contain high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids, and when possible try to buy wild caught fish instead farm raised.

Related Q&A

Q: I had routine bloodwork done and all tests came back normal except for a raised ferratin 575. When tested again 6 wee...

Q: I have been having stuffy up nose , headache, pain in muscles, sore throat, sneezing . sometimes high fever . I don't...

Q: I had injections yesterday (12/11/17 at approximately 1:30 p.m.) called facet cervical via medial branch block bilate...

Q: Hello, I am 35 years old and unmarried not overweight I have an average body and my works is behind the desk work a...

Q: I was wondering if I have prominent ears or not? Can you tell me this or let me know...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon