FDA, EPA advise pregnant and breastfeeding women to eat more fish lower in mercury

June 11, 2014 8:00 AM

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The two agencies in a joint news release said pregnant and breastfeeding women, those who might become pregnant and young children should eat more fish that is lower in mercury to gain important developmental and health benefits.

Previously, the agencies recommended maximum amounts of fish that these population groups should consume, but did not promote a minimum amount. Recent science, however, has shown the importance of appropriate amounts of fish in their diets.

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