Monday, 27 February 2012

Shark fin's revenge

Sharks may not be the only victims when humans consume shark fin soup, according to a study published in a recent issue of the journal Marine Drugs.

In the study, Kiyo Mondo and coauthors discovered that shark fins contained high concentrations of neurotoxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in humans including Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig Disease (ALS), posing a significant health risk to consumers of shark fin soup and cartilage pills.
So, to add to the fact that shark cartilage pills don't work, we can now add that they might kill you.

Read more of Practical Fishkeeping's summary or, if you like technical details, the paper is open access.

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