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FDA Urges Pregnant Women to Eat More Fish

The New York Times’ Well blog reports that the FDA has issued an announcement advising pregnant women and young children to eat a minimum of two servings of low-mercury fish per week. Previous public health announcements have including only a maximum on fish consumption during pregnancy, advising women not to consume more than 3 servings of fish per week. But public health experts explain that studies have shown that maternal consumption of fish during pregnancy is linked to higher I.Q.s in children and better behavioral development. Despite the existing upper limit, some doctors urge mothers to consume as much fish as they want as long as they are eating the low-mercury variety.

Read the article published by The New York Times’ Well blog.

Read the FDA announcement.