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is it okay to eat tina during pregnancy?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Read this: The fda had released prior guidelines about safe fish intake, but the latest recommendations finally address tuna. Women of childbearing age, pregnant and nursing women, and children may: * eat up to 12 ounces a week of canned light tuna and other low-mercury fish, such as salmon, shrimp, catfish, pollock, and fish sticks. * eat up to 6 ounces of fresh or canned albacore (white) tuna.
Answered on Jan 20, 2012
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
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* Eat up to 6 ounces of fresh or canned albacore (white) tuna. They have more mercury than light tuna. * Eat up to 6 ounces of locally caught fish. * Avoid large fish, such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish, which have the most mercury.
Jan 10, 2012
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Tuna??: According to the fda, light canned tuna is considered "low" in mercury, whereas tuna steaks (albacore tuna) are considered "higher" in mercury than their canned counterparts. As such, one can safely eat up to 12 ounces of light canned tuna per week, or up to 6 ounces of albacore tuna per week. This is assuming no other consumption of mercury-containing seafood.
Answered on Jan 10, 2012

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