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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.


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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