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New Guidelines: Eat More Fish

Thursday, 22 December 2005 12:00 AM

Americans should eat seafood twice a week despite concerns about pollution - and this is especially true for pregnant and nursing women and children, according to new guidelines produced by the government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA.

The guidelines summarize scientific findings presented at a Washington, D.C. conference sponsored by the United States, Norway, Canada, and Iceland, and assisted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

"Not eating seafood is more harmful than eating it," said Dr. William E. M. Lands, a retired professor of biochemistry at the University of Michigan. "The benefits of eating seafood far outweigh the risks of the little bit of mercury in the seafood."

The new recommendations state that nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, iodine, iron and choline, present in fish such as wild and farmed salmon, shrimp, pollock, cod, canned light tuna and catfish, are important in brain development and may lessen the effects of dyslexia, autism, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder.

As for mercury, the NOAA says "Women will not put their babies at risk if they avoid eating shark, swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel, tuna steaks and whale meat until after they have delivered and stopped breast feeding."

They also recommend that women planning to become pregnant avoid these fish for six months beforehand.

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