Magazine article Working Mother

To Eat or Not to Eat-Fish

Magazine article Working Mother

To Eat or Not to Eat-Fish

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A recent British and American study suggests that children whose mothers ate more fish during pregnancy showed better neurological function than children whose mothers ate small amounts offish. "Fish are very beneficial-they're high in protein and long-chain fatty acids such as omega-3's, including DHA, which are important for developing brains," says Gary Myers, MD, a professor of neurology, pediatrics and environmental medicine at the University of Rochester in New York. Even so, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency both recommend that pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children avoid eating certain types of fish. Here, we sort out a sea of information:

Enjoy two or three fish meals a week, says Errol Norwitz, MD, a high-risk pregnancy specialist and an associate professor at Yale University School of Medicine. …

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