Does Eating Fish During Pregnancy Lead to Childhood Obesity?

According to research published online by JAMA Pediatrics, eating to much fish during pregnancy can possibly lead to a higher risk of childhood obesity. Fish, as we all know, is an important source of omega-3 and can be beneficial in any diet, however, mothers who ate fish regularly while pregnant had babies with higher birth weight and rapid growth leading to a higher percentage of overweight or obese children. Scientists suggest that pollutants may be the cause of this possible link, so far they have not distinguished between the types of fish or how the expectant mothers cooked the fish before consuming. Mercury move over, there may be another reason to limit fish to once a week or less during pregnancy.

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Does eating fish during pregnancy lead to childhood obesity?


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