Oceans and humans health

Bowen, R, Halborson, H. (2006). The oceans and human health. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 53:541-544.

Chivian, E. (2008). Biodiversity: it’s importance to human health. Chivian, E. (editor).

Fleming, L.E., Broad, K., Clement A. et al. (2006). Oceans and human health: Emerging public health risks in the marine environment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 53:545-560.

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Omega 3 fatty acids

Benetou, V., Trichopoulou, A., Orfanos P, et al. (2008). Conformity to traditional Mediterranean diet and cancer incidence: the Greek EPIC cohort. British Journal of Cancer, 99:191-195.

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Bethoux, J.P., Gentili, B. (1996). The Mediterranean Sea, coastal and deep-sea signatures of climatic and environmental changes. Journal of Marine Systems , 7:383-394.

Biltagi, M.A., Baset, A.A., Bassiouny, M., et al. (2009). Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin C and Zn supplementation in asthmatic children: a randomized self-controlled study. Acta Paediatrica, 98(4):737-42.

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Bountziouka, V. (2009). Long-Term Fish Intake Is Associated With Less Severe Depressive Symptoms Among Elderly Men and Women. Journal of Aging and Health, 21 (6):864-880.

Chrysohoou, C., Panagiotakos, D.B., Pitsavos, C, et al. (2007). Long-term fish consumption is associated with protection against arrhythmia in healthy persons in a Mediterranean region - The ATTICA study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 85 (5):1385-1391.

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Jenkins, D., Sievenpiper, JL. Pauly, D., et al. (2009). Are dietary recommendations for the use of fish oils sustainable? Canadian Medical Association Journal, 180(6):633-637.

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Mozaffarian, D.; Rimm, E.B. (2006). Fish intake, contaminants, and human health: evaluating the risks and the benefits. JAMA, 296:1885-1899.

Olsen, S.F, Osterdal, ML, Salvig, J.D., et al. (2008). Fish oil intake compared with olive oil intake in late pregnancy and asthma in the offspring: 16 y of registry-based follow-up from a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 88(1):167-75.

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Palomera, I., Olivar, M.P. Salat, J. et al. (2007). Small pelagic fish in the NW Mediterranean Sea: An ecological review Progress In Oceanography, 74 (2-3):377-396.

Saglik, S., Imre, S. (2001). ω 3-Fatty Acids in Some Fish Species from Turkey. Journal of food science, 66 (2):210-212.

Sánchez-Villegas, A., Delgado-Rodríguez, M., Alonso, A. et al. (2009). Association of the Mediterranean Dietary Pattern With the Incidence of Depression Archives General Psychiatry, 66(10):1090-1098.

Simopoulos, A. (2001). The Mediterranean Diets: What Is So Special about the Diet of Greece? The Scientific Evidence. Journal of Nutrition, 131:3065S-3073S.

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Sirot, V., Oseredczuk, M., Bemrah-Aouachria, N. et al. (2008). Lipid and fatty acid composition of fish and seafood consumed in France: CALIPSO study. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 21:8-16.

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Sofi, F., Abbate, R., Gensini, G.F., et al. (2008). Adherence to Mediterranean diet and health status: meta-analysis. British Medical Journal, 337-344.

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Stoll, B. A. (2002). n-3 Fatty acids and lipid peroxidation in breast cancer inhibition. British Journal of Nutrition, 87 ( 3):193-198.

Storelli, M.M. (2009). Intake of Essential Minerals and Metals via Consumption of Seafood from the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Food Protection, 72 (5):1116-1120.

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Tornaritis, M., Peraki, E., Georgulli, M. et al., (1993). Fatty acid composition and total fat content of eight species of Mediterranean fish. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 45:135-139.

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Willett, W.C. (2006). The Mediterranean diet: science and practice. Health Nutrition, 9:1a, 105-110, Cambridge University Press, 2/2006.

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Mercury and fish

Akearok, J.A., Hebert, C.E.,  Braune, B.M., Mallory, M.L. 2010. Inter- and intraclutch variation in egg mercury levels in marine bird species from the Canadian Arctic Science of The Total Environment  408, 4: 836-840

Bhavsar et al. (2010). Changes in Mercury Levels in Great Lakes Fish Between 1970s and 2007. Environmental Science & Technology, 2010; 44 (9).

Choi, A.L., Weihe, P., Budtz-Jørgensen, E., Jørgensen, P.J., Salonen, J.T., Tuomainen, T.-P., Murata, K., Nielsen, H.P., Petersen, M.S., Askham, J., and Grandjean, P., (2009). Methylmercury Exposure and Adverse Cardiovascular Effects in Faroese Whaling Men: Environmental Health Perspectives, 117(3):367-372.

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Kalay, M, Ay. O., Canli, M. (1999). Heavy Metal Concentrations in Fish Tissues from the Northeast Mediterranean Sea. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 63(5):673-681.

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Sunderland, M. (2007). Mercury Exposure from Domestic and Imported Estuarine and Marine Fish in the U.S. Seafood Market. Environmental Health Perspectives, 115(2).

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Fish parasites

Abollo, E., Gestal, C., Pascual, S. (2001). Anisakis infestation in marine fish and cephalopods from Galician waters: an updated perspective. Parasitology Research, 87:492-499.

Adroher, F. J., Valero, A., Ruiz-Valero, J., Iglesias, L. (1995). Larval anisakids (Nematoda: Ascaridoidea) in horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) from the fish market in Granada, Spain. Parasitology Research, 82:319-322.

Alvarez, MF; Aragort, W; Leiro, JM, et al. (2006). Macroparasites of five species of ray (genus Raja) on the northwest coast of Spain. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 70: 93-100.

Akuffo, H., Linder, E., Ljungstrom, I., Wahlgren, M. (2003). Parasites of the colder climates. Taylor and Francis Group. New York.

Audicana, M.T, Kennedy, M.W. (2008). Anisakis simplex: from obscure infections worm to inducer of immune hypersensitivity. Clinical Microbiological Reviews, 21: 360-379.

Bernadi, C. (2009). Preliminary study on prevalence of larvae of Anisakidae family in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Food Control, 20: 433-434.

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Fajallah, S., Merella, P., Ingrosso, S., Rotta, A., Slimane, B., Garippa G., Said K, Busi, M. (2008). Molecular evidence for the occurrence of Contracaecum rudolphii a (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis (Linnaeus) (Aves: Phalacrocoracidae from Sardinia (western Mediterranean sea). Parasitology International, 57:437-440.

Faliex, E., S. Morand. (1994). Population dynamics of the metacercarial stage of the bucephalid trematode, Labratrema minimus (Stossich, 1887) from Salses-Leucate lagoon (France) during the cercarial shedding period. Journal of Helminthology 68:35–40.

Fumarola, L; Monno, R; Ierardi, E, et al. (2009). Anisakis pegreffi Etiological Agent of Gastric Infections in Two Italian Women. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 6: 1157-1159.

Gállego, J. (2001). Manual de parasitología: morfología y biología de los parásitos de interés sanitario. Ediciones de la Universidad de Barcelona. 533pp.

Kalay, M; Donmez, AE; Koyuncu, CE, et al. (2009). Seasonal variation of Hysterothylacium aduncum (Nematoda: Raphidascarididae) infestation in sparids fishes in the Northeast Mediterranean Sea. Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, 33: 517-523.

Kijewska A., Rokicki J., Sitko J., Wegrzyn G. Ascaroidea. (2002) A simple DNA assay for identification of 11 species infecting marine and freshwater fish, mammals, and fish-eating birds. Experimental Parasitology, 101:35-39.

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Penas, DL; Ortiz, LMR; Palomeque, RD, et al. (2000). Study of 13 cases of anisakiasis in the province of Cordoba, Spain. Medicina Clínica, 114: 177-180.

Petithory, JC. (2007). New data on anisakiasis. Bulletin de l’Académie Nationale de Médecine, 191: 53-65.

Poulin, R., Chappell, L.H, eds. (2002). Parasites in Marine Systems. Parasitology, volume 142, supplement 2002. Cambridge University Press.

Rello, F. J., Valero, A; Adroher, F. J. (2008). Anisakid parasites of the pouting (Trisopterus luscus) from the Cantabrian Sea coast, Bay of Biscay, Spain. J Helminthol, 2:1-5.

Rello, F. J., Adroher, F. J., Benítez, R., Valero, A. (2009). The fishing area as a possible indicator of the infection by anisakids in anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus) from southwestern Europe. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 129:277-281.

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Vidacek, S; de las Heras, C; Tejada, M. (2009). Quality of Fish Muscle Infected with Anisakis simplex. Food Science and Technology International, 15: 283-290.

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Histamine in fish

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Huss, H.H. 1999. Quality and changes in fresh fish”. FAO Fisheries Technical Papers - T348.

Lehane, L., Olley, J. 2000.  Histamine fish poisoning revisited. International Journal of Food Microbiology 58, 1-2: 1-37

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Other chemical contaminants

Bocio A, Domingo JL, Falcó G, Llobet JM. (2007). Concentrations of PCDD/PCDFs and PCBs in fish and seafood from the Catalan (Spain) market: Estimated human intake. Environ. Int., 33:170-175.

Domingo JL, Bocio A, Falcó G, Llobet JM. (2006). Exposure to PBDEs and PCDEs associated with the consumption of edible marine species. Environ. Sci. Technol., 40:4394-4399.

Domingo JL, Bocio A, Falcó G, Llobet JM. (2007). Benefits and risks of fish consumption. Part I. A quantitative analysis of the intake of omega-3 fatty acids and chemical contaminants. Toxicology, 230:219-226.

Domingo, J. L.  (2007). Health risks arising from the dietary intake of chemical contaminants: a case study of the consumption of edible marine species in Catalonia, NE Spain. Contributions to Science, 3 (4): 459-468. Institut d’Estudis Catalans,  Barcelona. DOI: 10.2436/20.7010.01.22 ISSN: 1575-6343.

Falcó G, Llobet JM, Bocio A, Domingo JL. (2006). Daily intake of arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead by consumption of edible marine species. J. Agric. Food Chem., 54:6106-6112.

Falcó G, Llobet JM, Bocio A, Nadal M, Domingo JL. (2006). Exposure to hexachlorobenzene through fish and seafood consumption in Catalonia, Spain. Organohalogen Compd., 68:1529-1531.

Llobet JM, Falcó G, Bocio A, Domingo JL. (2006). Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons through consumption of edible marine species. J. Food Prot., 69:2493-2499.

Llobet JM, Falcó G, Bocio A, Domingo JL. (2007). Human exposure to polychlorinated naphthalenes through the consumption of edible marine species. Chemosphere (NL), 66:1107-1113.