Pregnant Women must Steer Clear of Canned Tuna, Consumer Reports Warns

August 21, 2014 4:59 PM

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During pregnancy, doctors often warn women against eating certain foods that could increase their risk of pregnancy complications. In a new report, researchers once again stressed the importance of avoiding certain types of fish, particularly tuna. According to the team from Consumer Reports, the mercury content in all kinds of tuna can be too high for pregnant women to intake.

"We're particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrimp as the most commonly eaten seafood in the United States. We encourage pregnant women to avoid all tuna," Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports, ...

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