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From the Lunchline

I'm noodling on my computer before lunch, just about ready to head out for some sushi, when I see the headline: such high levels of mercury were found in tuna sushi (even at some of the best NYC restaurants) that just four to eight pieces of the stuff could put me over my mercury limit for the week. And that's bad, because mercury's linked to impaired memory, hair loss, and joint pain—yum! I eat sushi for lunch nearly every day, and eight pieces is my standard order. Here's the conundrum: It's as fast as pizza or a ham sandwich, but feels so much lighter and healthier—but is it better to have too much mercury, or to gain ten pounds? The yellow tail's starting to look better than fat pants….

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