This transgenic little piggy boosts your brain

时间:2019-03-02 12:20:01166网络整理admin

HERE’S an unlikely food to add to the list of healthy choices for your heart and brain: pork sausages. There’s just one snag. You’ll have to stomach the idea of eating meat from transgenic pigs. The pigs have been engineered to produce large quantities of omega-3 fatty acids, found at high concentrations in foods such as flax seeds and certain fish. A recent study has questioned the belief that they protect against heart disease (see “60 Seconds”), but this may be because of toxic mercury in fish. Transgenic pork containing omega-3s would avoid this potential problem,