June 25, 2009

Eating fish could cause fatal mad cow disease

Eating fish could cause fatal mad cow disease. An article recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease warns against eating farmed fish that could transmit Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, more commonly known as mad cow disease. Food from farmed fish commonly contains by-products from rendered cows, which, according to one of the report’s authors, Dr. Robert P. Friedland, a neurologist with the University of Louisville in the USA, makes it possible for humans to be infected if they consume fish carrying the pathogen. Dr. Friedland thus advocates the removal of all rendered cow in fish feed to prevent the possible spread of the untreatable, universally-fatal Creutzfeldt Jakob disease.

Our sincere gratitude, Dr. Friedland and colleagues for raising our awareness about this hazard associated with fish consumption. May animals and humans alike flourish in health and longevity as more and more people turn to life-sparing practices like the plant-based diet.

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