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    Monday, March 27, 2006

    The Fish Pig: Scientists have genetically engineered pigs that have fish fat instead of pork fat:

    The research opens the possibility of a new model organism for human heart health, and the distant prospect of incorporating such a gene into humans. 'Pigs and humans have similar physiology,' Prather explains. 'We could use these animals as a model to see what happens to heart health if we increase the omega-3 levels in the body.' It also provides a potential alternate food source for omega-3 fatty acids other than dwindling--and mercury-tainted--fish stocks.

    Think I'll pass on having my human fat replaced by fish fat. But how do those fishy pigs taste? Can we eat them on Fridays for Lent?
     

    posted by Sydney on 3/27/2006 08:17:00 AM 3 comments

    3 Comments:

    I think this is a little putting the cart before the horse, as the evidence supporting omega-3 FA's is far from definitive:
    http://medblog.wordpress.com/2006/03/25/omega3fish-tale/
    (if i may plug my own blog)

    By Anonymous SP, at 2:07 PM  

    lol sydney! God will forgive you eating fishy pigs. Perhaps he'll say unto you: 'My son, I understand you're confused, thou shall eat no more.' (hope this is not blasphemy, pray for me if it is)

    Anyway, the article on fish oil advantage for prostate cancer came out first, then after 2 days, a retraction of sorts that fish oil may not be so healthy after all. So, enter the clooney piggies.

    By Anonymous ipanema, at 2:50 AM  

    Still waiting for the kosher big. The babirusa didn't make the cut.

    Flea

    By Blogger Flea, at 5:32 AM  

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