Men's Health (Singapore) - - BULLETINS -

Present in minute amounts in our food and wa­ter sup­ply, ar­senic is linked to a va­ri­ety of health prob­lems such as can­cer and vas­cu­lar dis­eases. A new find­ing in Nu­tri­tion Jour­nal re­ports that dark-meat fish, Brus­sels sprouts and al­co­hol (es­pe­cially beer) may con­tain a higher than av­er­age dose of ar­senic. Sci­en­tists ex­plain that ar­senic binds to the sul­phur- con­tain­ing com­pounds in Brus­sels sprouts and al­co­hol, while dark-meat fishes such as tuna, mack­erel, salmon and sar­dines con­tain a form of the chem­i­cal that’s ab­sorbed by the body rather than passes through with­out be­ing metabolised.

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