ARCHIVE SEARCH
      -OR-  
 
  NEWS CHANNELS
Fitness News
Asthma Allergy News
Diabetes News
 > Women's Health News
Men's Health News

  MY NEWS
Personal Archive
My Account

  ABOUT THIS NEWSFEED
About Us
Advertise With Us
Feed Your Site
Contact Us


Site Map
RSS News Feed 

  Website development & hosting
   by Cyber Software Solutions

 
Health Tip: Eating Fish During Pregnancy
Avoid types that harbor lots of mercury

(HealthDay News) -- While fish typically is a healthy food, many types contain mercury. And because mercury exposure can harm a developing fetus, expectant moms should be cautious about how much fish they eat.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends these precautions for pregnant women who eat fish:

  • Avoid species that tend to contain high amounts of mercury, including tilefish, shark, king mackerel and swordfish.
  • Eat no more than 12 ounces per week of lower-mercury fish, such as canned light tuna, shrimp, catfish, pollock and salmon.
  • Before eating locally caught fish, check for any advisories.
  • If you cannot find information about the safety of local fish, eat no more than one 6-ounce serving in a single week, and avoid other fish that week.



-- Diana Kohnle

Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


Back to Top Stories
  GOOGLE ADS