In response to confusing reports, an international
coalition of more than a dozen doctors spoke out today to clarify that fish like tilapia are
low in total and saturated fat, high in protein and clearly part of a healthy diet.
There is currently no scientific consensus that lower-omega-3, higher-omega-6 fish are unhealthy. William Harris, PhD devotes a three page research editorial in the same July edition to challenging the theory, pointing out that it “fails to consider relevant human experimental evidence” and attacks the dramatic comparison of tilapia to hamburger and bacon, calling it a “potentially flawed concept” that overstates the impact of omega-6.
The US’ fourth-most consumed fish recently got a boost on the website, which averages almost 2 million views per day -- 39th in the US -- when celebrity chef and nutritionist Ellie Krieger, host of the Food Network’s Healthy Appetite show, included tilapia as one of her four superfoods along with pecans, oats and kefir.