Oily fish alert for pregnant women

October 2006
Asian Pacific Post;10/26/2006, p23
The article discusses the effect of eating too much oily fish on pregnant women. Scientists believe that it may increase the risk of delivering the baby too early, because of the high mercury levels in oily fish, including mackerel, salmon and sardines. A study that measured the amount of mercury in the hair of pregnant women revealed that women who gave birth too early were three times as likely to have double the average mercury level in their hair samples. These women tended to eat more oily fish.


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