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Pregnant Women Advised To Avoid All Tuna, But Don’t Worry: There Are Other Fish In The Sea.

This week, Consumer Reports put the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) fish recommendation (12 ounces per week) for pregnant women on the hook. Fish may be a good source of lean protein and heart-healthy omega-3s, but some fish are also rich in methylmercury.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The fetus needs omega-3 fatty acids for optimal brain development. All fish have relatively high levels of PCBs as do fish oil in health-food stores. Look for those brands that have a PCB level of less than 5 ppb (there aren’t too many) as the ideal source of omega-3 fatty acids for the fetus.

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