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Does eating raw fish increase your chance for stomach cancer?

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2007-05-16 00:27:51

No. If anything, it would pose a reduced risk of stomach cancer

relative to highly cooked foods. Highly cooked foods increase

levels of HCAs, which may increase the risk of stomach cancer. The

increase in risk is very slight from HCAs. A more important thing

to be concerned with is the possibility of contracting a food-borne

illness from consuming tainted, undercooked fish. Parasites, such

as tapeworms, can also be contracted from consuming raw fish. The

risk is small but real; most places serving raw fish take care to

make sure that the fish is properly stored, but contracting an

illness is still possible.

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