Clinical Trial

Mercury Metabolism by Bacteria in Humans

Study Description

Mercury Metabolism by Bacteria in Humans

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the bacteria in your gut can improve the break-down and de-toxification of non-harmful levels of a naturally occurring form of mercury (methylmercury) that comes with eating fish. This research could help scientists and doctors understand whether or not mercury in fish that we are likely to eat poses any concern for the health of people.


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No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Tuna fish

Six meals of tunafish (~200gms) will be consumed. Three meals will be consumed in a period of 14 days, and a subsequent 3 meals will be consumed within a 14 day period six month after the first 3 meals.

Dietary Supplement - prebiotic

Prebiotin brand prebiotic will be consumed at 8grms/day for a period of 75 days. The prebiotic administration will begin with the second grouping of 3 fish meals.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Microbial Mechanisms of Methylmercury Metabolism in Humans

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