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2014-06-10 16:26:44

National Fisheries Institute Spreads the Word About New Recommendations, Which are Based on Review of Ten Years of Scientific Findings WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released draft advice that strongly encourages pregnant and breastfeeding women to eat more fish as part of a healthy diet. The new advice is an update to the agencies' 2004 advice, which was widely misinterpreted as a...

2010-06-03 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is publicly challenging Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Dr. Oz Show, to correct a number of errors and distortions that he made concerning fish, nutrition and mercury on a recent episode of his show. Earlier this year, NFI sent several letters to Dr. Oz pointing out, among others, the following errors contained in a program that was televised nationally on January 26, 2010 and is scheduled to be re-run nationwide later...

2008-07-17 18:00:49

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Gavin Gibbons of National Fisheries Institute, +1-703- 752-8891, ggibbons@NFI.org Letter from experts takes aim at sloppy suggestion that tilapia is unhealthy WASHINGTON,July 17/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to confusing reports, an international coalition of more than a dozen doctors spoke out* today to clarify that fish like tilapia are low in total and saturated fat, high in protein and clearly part of a healthy diet. A report from Wake Forest...

2008-07-15 18:00:42

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Gavin Gibbons of National Fisheries Institute, +1-703- 752-8891, ggibbons@NFI.org Journal Articles Leave even some Seafood Scientists Scratching their Heads WASHINGTON,July15/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pair of articles focusing on the fats in fish from the July issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Associationis puzzling consumers and health professionals alike. Fish, particularly oily fish, at least twice per week is recommended as a front-line...


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