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Tuna are several species of ocean-dwelling fish in the family Scombridae. Tuna are fast swimmers and like most other fish species are cold-blooded. Unlike most ocean fish species, which have white flesh, the flesh of tuna is pink. This is because the tuna's blood has a higher oxygen carrying ability than other fish species. Some of the larger tuna species such as the bluefin tuna can raise their blood temperature above the water temperature with muscular activity. Though not really warm-blooded, this enables them to live in cooler waters and survive a wider range of circumstances. Tuna, an excellent source of lean protein, vitamins and minerals but also is low in saturated fats and cholesterol. Tuna can also help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids, found in abundance in fatty fish like tuna can help lower the risk of heart disease, ease the pain of arthritis, reduce asthma complications, and is essential in the growth and development of young children. Tuna are several species of ocean-dwelling fish in the family Scombridae. Tuna are fast swimmers and like most other fish species are cold-blooded. Unlike most ocean fish species, which have white flesh, the flesh of tuna is pink. This is because the tuna's blood has a higher oxygen carrying ability than other fish species. Some of the larger tuna species such as the bluefin tuna can raise their blood temperature above the water temperature with muscular activity. Though not really warm-blooded, this enables them to live in cooler waters and survive a wider range of circumstances. Mercury levels are oftentimes relatively high in tuna, as they sit higher in the food chain. Tests conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration show that Albacore "white" canned tuna has three times the mercury levels of that found in "light" tuna. Despite these findings, the FDA still refuses to warn women and children to limit canned tuna consumption like twelve states have already done. FDA"s new advice that it is safe for women and children to eat up to 12 ounces of seafood, including white tuna containing mercury levels over 0.3 parts per million, is placing millions at risk of mercury exposure according to Michael Bender of the Mercury Policy Project. This level of consumption would exceed the EPA's reference dose which is a health standard endorsed by the National Academy of Science. Canned tuna is one of the richest and most convenient sources of Omega-3. With benefits ranging from protective and preventive qualities on overall cardiac health and improved eye and skin health, the omega-3 acids found in tuna are an essential component of a balanced diet. Fortunately, omega-3's are abundant in most types of seafood but especially in cold-water varieties like tuna, one of the most omega-3 rich fish species. en.wikipedia.org & www.tunafacts.com Ref: US FDA