Nigerians have been advised to cut down on their consumption of catfish which is highly sought after.
A medical expert, Dr Arikawe Adeolu, who disclosed this in Abuja, said excessive consumption of the catfish could increase the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases.
The medical practitioner who works at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi Abuja, said the fish contained Omega - 6 fatty acids, which could increase the level of inflammation in the body.
He added that inflammation was the underlying cause of cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers and diabetes.
He also said that although catfish also contained Omega- 3 fatty acids, which have a lot of health benefits, the ratio of Omega- 6 was far greater than Omega-3 fatty acids.
According to him, this made it necessary for the fish to be consumed in moderation to prevent health implications.