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February 14, 2007

Risks and Benefits of Fish Intake

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2007;297(6):585-586. doi:10.1001/jama.297.6.585-b

To the Editor: In the Clinical Review of the health effects of fish intake and contaminants by Drs Mozaffarian and Rimm,1 mercury contamination was evaluated as a potential risk factor for cardiovascular disease, in their Figure 5 and the accompanying text. However, both the figure and the conclusions seem to be misleading because the meta-analysis includes studies that are not relevant to the issue examined. Dentists and participants mainly exposed to inorganic mercury from amalgam should have been excluded.

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