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Research Project: Food Factors to Prevent Obesity and Related Diseases

Location: Dietary Prevention of Obesity-related Disease Research

Title: Fish and fish oil in health and disease prevention

Author
item Raatz, Susan
item Bibus, Douglas - University Of Minnesota

Submitted to: Elsevier
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2016
Publication Date: 7/28/2016
Citation: Raatz, S.K., Bibus, D. 2016. Fish and Fish Oil in Health and Disease Prevention. Elsevier. Academic Press. 380 p.

Interpretive Summary: The editors have developed a book regarding the intake of fish and fish oil for health and disease treatment. The book was written by an international group of experts and provides information on fish and fish oil intake, fish and fish oil nutrition in the lifecycle, fish and fish oil in health promotion and disease prevention, and the wild and farmed fish supply.

Technical Abstract: Fish is an important dietary component due to its contribution of valuable nutrients. In addition to the high quality protein and micronutrients provided, fish is the primary source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which are found in oils of ‘fatty’ cold water fish. Biomedical evidence supports the importance of nutrients in fish and fish oil in promoting normal nutrition for growth, development and health maintenance. In addition, fish and fish oil have been shown to lower the risk of progressive chronic disorders (e.g., cardiovascular, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases) and may be useful in disease treatment. The intention of this book is to provide current and in-depth information on these topics. Additional important information is included regarding the availability of fish for consumption as well as other issue relevant to the inclusion of fish in the diet. The book, written by an international group of experts in human nutrition, medicine, and fish biology, provides current up-to-date information on these topics and more. The structure of the text includes main topics covering fish and fish oil intake, fish and fish oil nutrition in the lifecycle, fish and fish oil in health promotion and disease prevention, and the wild and farmed fish supply.