We report three historical cases of severe vitamin A intoxication in anglers who had consumed reef fish liver caught in Bermuda. The subsequent analyses of 35 fish livers from seven different fish species revealed that very high concentrations of vitamin A exist in tropical fish liver, even in noncarnivorous fish species. Large variations in concentrations were observed between specimens and between species. The angling population and (especially) pregnant women should be advised of this potential health threat.
Research Article| September 01 2011
Vitamin A Intoxication from Reef Fish Liver Consumption in Bermuda
E. DEWAILLY *
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E. DEWAILLY, P. ROUJA, E. SCHULTZ, P. JULIEN, T. TUCKER; Vitamin A Intoxication from Reef Fish Liver Consumption in Bermuda. J Food Prot 1 September 2011; 74 (9): 1581–1583. doi: https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-10-566
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