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My husband is on Coumadin (warfarin), is diabetic, has hypertension, gout and arthritis. His favorite food is sashimi (tuna and salmon); is it okay for him to eat it?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Both of these fishes would be fine for him to eat. Here are some links to other questions about sushi:

What are good sushi choices when you have high cholesterol?

Is sushi a low-sodium food?

Is sushi high in cholesterol?

Is sushi OK with GERD / Acid Reflux?

Can sushi fit into a healthy eating plan?

Can spicy tuna rolls help lower cholesterol?

How much Vitamin K is in the seaweed used to wrap sushi?

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.
Dr. Gourmet