Researchers from the University of Miami found that the consumption of shark fin soup is not only harmful for the marine species itself, but also threatens human health. High concentrations of BMAA neurotoxin in shark fins are associated with impaired brain health.
The study, published in the ‘Marine Drugs’ journal shows that the consumption of shark fin soup and despite known to be able to prevent osteoarthritis shark cartilage pills pose a significant health risk of neurodegeneratife disease among Alzheimer’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
“Shark fins are generally obtained from the fins. Many of the practices takes fins from the sea, mutilated them and thrown back into the sea, leading to their death,” says co-author Neil Hammerschlag, assistant professor of marine policy and the relationship Miami.
He said, “As a result of these practices, many shark species are heading towards extinction. Sharks, according to research not only maintains the balance of the ecosystem, but also shows the consumption of shark fin is very dangerous,” added Hammerschlag, according to the Hindustan Times.
The study collected seven species of shark, the blacknose, Blacktip, bonnethead, bull, great hammerhead, lemon and nurse sharks in the waters of southern Florida.
“The concentration of BMAA in the samples was quite concerning, not only in shark fin soup, but also in dietary supplements and other forms ingested by humans,” said study co-author Deborah Mash, professor and director of the University of Miami brain Endowment Bank.Tagged with: Alzheimer Disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, shark cartilage pills, shark fin soup, shark fin soup alzheimer's disease, Shark fin soup brain damage, shark fin soup Lou Gehrig's disease,