Eating Fish Linked to Cancer Protection
People who eat a lot of fish have a reduced risk for colorectal cancer, according to an analysis of 41 studies. Researchers found that participants who consumed the most fish lowered their risk for colorectal cancer by as much as 12 percent. When the researchers compared rectal and colon cancer, the result was that fish's protective effect was more pronounced in reducing the risk of rectal cancer. To increase your seafood intake with fish that are low in mercury (which can affect neurological development in fetuses and children and may affect the nervous system in adults), opt for anchovies, catfish, haddock, and salmon.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine, June 2012