Tuna Fish, How much is too much?

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    I remember hearing or reading something awhile ago about how tuna fish can be bad for you if you take too much...
    it was something to do with the mercury found in the fish or w/e and that can affect your brain with possible long term damage:eek4::noes:.

    But how much is too much? This is the 4th day in a row I had a whole can of the stuff; label says 2.5 servings per a can but after eating it all with townhouse crackers and chocolate milk im still a bit hungry and i normally fill up quick. I'm bulking for football, was 160 5'10, now 165, goal 170-175:x:.

    I need to know if i should limit myself on it, cuz tuna is one of the main foods i like and it has good protein.
     
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    one can per day is fine....


    give me a minute or 3 to find the study I used as a reference in a report for a class this past spring....
     
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    thanks devil
    now i can relax:big grin:
     
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    I see more people having diabetes and being obese than those having mercury poisoning.
     
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    I would say a can a day is nothing to get scared about.
     
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    I think I ate over 2lbs of tuna last week :eek4:
     
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    i heard no more than 12oz a week, but i eat twice that, and have been for a while and im fine - i think
     
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    I usually eat 2 cans a day and i'm not worried.
     
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    8oz a day here. I'm going to try NAC
     
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    I usually only have 1 can but sometimes shoot up to 3 due to lack or planning.

    I really doubt it will make a difference in the end...

    :x:
     
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    same here.. sometimes 3 cans/day

    and i could give a fuck less :o
     
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    qft
     
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    ya, read them and live longer
     
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    i eat a bunch of tuna and salmon... so does (did, maybe) Pur... he said he even had blood tests done and his mercury levels were fine, although according to "current studies," he should have looked like the silver surfer by now
     
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    I eat 1 package of tuna in sunflower oil everyday and salmon at least twice per week.
     
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    If/When I eat it, its 8-12oz at a time.. but I don't eat enough to worry about it.
     
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