Salmon and vascular risk in young healthy subjects

Lara, J. and Lean, M. (2016) Salmon and vascular risk in young healthy subjects. In: Fish and Fish Oil in Health and Disease Prevention. Academic Press, pp. 207-215. ISBN 9780128028445 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-802844-5.00019-1)

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Consumption of fish is associated with significant health benefits, particularly improvements of cardiovascular risk, but natural supply from the wild is limited. Salmon farming is a successful alternative. The aim of this chapter is to review the evidence from studies examining the health effects of salmon eating in adult subjects. A systematic review of the literature identified 11 studies. Evaluation of such evidence indicates that eating salmon is significantly and consistently associated with improvements on well-established vascular risk factors such as triglycerides and HDL-cholesterol but not total-cholesterol or LDL-cholesterol. The impact of eating salmon on novel markers of vascular risk is less well studied. Although some concerns have been expressed over the health risks of environmental contaminants found in some fish species, there is an overall agreement on the fact that the health benefits of eating fish exceed its potential risks, and farmed salmon appears to be a good option.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lean, Professor Michael
Authors: Lara, J., and Lean, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Publisher:Academic Press
Published Online:16 July 2016

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