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Does Your Salmon Dinner Have Mad Cow Disease?

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Here’s one from the odd files: Researchers believe people can contract Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, also known as mad cow disease, from eating farmed fish.

How so? Some fish farms are feeding their catches by-products rendered from cows. That’s according to the latest issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

The scientists want government regulators to ban feeding cow meat or bone meal to fish—a common practice—until the safety of it can be confirmed. Until then, do your brain a favor and only feast on fresh, wild-caught fish.

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David Schipper – David began writing for CorePerformance.com in 2008, after spending six years at Men's Health magazine digging up the newest scientific research in health, weight loss, nutrition, muscle and cardiovascular fitness.

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Tags: Health, Disease, Food