A risk-benefit analysis of French high fish consumption: a QALY approach.

@article{Guevel2008ARA,
  title={A risk-benefit analysis of French high fish consumption: a QALY approach.},
  author={Marie-Ren{\'e}e Guevel and V{\'e}ronique Sirot and Jean-luc Volatier and Jean-charles Leblanc},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={37-48}
}
The health risk and the nutritional benefit of a food are usually assessed separately. Toxicologists recommend limiting the consumption of certain fish because of methylmercury; while nutritionists recommend eating more oily fish because of omega 3. A common evaluation is imperative to provide coherent recommendations. In order to evaluate the risks along with the benefits related to fish consumption, a common metric based on the quality-adjusted life year (QALY) method has been used. The… CONTINUE READING

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