Study: Fish is important for pregnant women

22 September, 2022
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Study: Fish is important for pregnant women

A new British study called on pregnant women to eat fish twice a week, despite pregnant women avoiding eating certain types of fish that contain relatively high levels of mercury.

The study from the University of Bristol found that pregnant women should eat at least two servings of fish per week, no matter what type of fish they are.

It comes at a time when researchers have warned that warnings about limiting consumption of high-mercury fish are causing confusion and leading expectant mothers to avoid fish entirely "just to be safe".

The study concluded that the lack of key nutrients, such as long-chain fatty acids, iodine, vitamin D and selenium, which are abundant in fish, may harm the development of the fetus.


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