Risks and benefits of fish consumption for childbearing women.

@article{Gobbo2010RisksAB,
  title={Risks and benefits of fish consumption for childbearing women.},
  author={Liana C. Del Gobbo and Josephine A Archbold and Loren Dorothea Vanderlinden and Chris S Eckley and Miriam L Diamond and Matthew R. Robson},
  journal={Canadian journal of dietetic practice and research : a publication of Dietitians of Canada = Revue canadienne de la pratique et de la recherche en dietetique : une publication des Dietetistes du Canada},
  year={2010},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={
          41-5
        }
}
Pregnant women's fish consumption provides both benefits and risks to the developing fetus. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from fish may enhance fetal neurodevelopment, while methylmercury (MeHg) can have detrimental effects. Dietitians would benefit from information on the frequency with which fish species may be consumed to increase DHA intake among Canadian women of childbearing age, and on minimizing the risks from MeHg, especially for those who consume fish frequently. Eighteen fish species… CONTINUE READING

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