Navigation Links
Nothing Fishy About This

Pregnant women have always done it. Eating fish while expecting has been considered healthy, universally. Not any more, according to scientists from Taipei, Taiwan.//

A study, to be published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; January 2007, was conducted on pregnant women into their 24 Th week. Amounts of mercury in the umbilical cord, placenta as well as the blood of the fetuses were noted to be way ahead of the optimum levels. In the umbilical cord a mercury level of 10 microgram per liter was noted and a measure of 19 micrograms per liter in the placenta.

The U.S. National Research Council (USNRC) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recommend that mercury levels in cord blood should not exceed 5.8 microgram per liter.

Researchers noted that Taiwanese women tend to eat more fish during pregnancy, believing that it is a more nutritious source of protein than red or white meat.

When a woman consumes fish, it is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and enters the bloodstream. The trace elements of mercury, or methyl mercury, the commonly found form of mercury in fish, pass through the placenta and then to the fetus.

Elevated mercury levels have been linked to learning disabilities and developmental delays in children. There is also the danger of damage to the heart, nervous system and kidney. Fetuses exposed to higher mercury levels could also risk improper organ development.

Phil Steer, editor of the journal said the research demonstrates 'how food eaten by a pregnant mother affects the child in her womb. The message to take home from this is not 'Stop eating fish' but 'be careful which fish you eat, and how often.''

The US Food and Drug Administration advises pregnant women to avoid eating fish with high mercury levels such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish. Instead, it recommends fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury, such as shrimp and t ilapia.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Nothing Can Equate Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
2. Red Wine Good for Nothing, Say Indian Doctors
3. Chemo Brain- Nothing Forgettable About It
4. Arcoxia Slammed –Nothing Better Than Vioxx Says FD
5. Fishy Medicine Stirs Controversy
6. Breast Cancer Survivors Worry About Infertility
7. Breast Cancer Survivors Worry About Infertility
8. Improving Lighting Could Bring About A Change In Alzheimers Patients
9. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
10. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
11. Study Warns About The Use Of Popular Asthma Drug To Stop Childrens Coughs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) has officially broken ground on the hospital ... people looked on as the shovels hit the dirt at the community groundbreaking event ... the program, Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, president, LLUH, recapped the history of the ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... Boyd Industries, a leading supplier of dental chairs and cabinetry , ... pediatric dentistry , at AAPD 2016, the annual conference and trade show of the ... Unit keeps dental hand pieces and other anxiety-provoking pieces of the dental delivery system ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... A newly released report reveals that ... access to trusted resources, both in face-to-face interactions and online. In “Heard, Not Judged ... concluded that the creative use of mobile digital devices can be an effective tool ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Growing in popularity, more and more people continue ... available and easily accessible. Whether someone chooses to cut gluten out of their life ... King Kullen Grocery stocks their shelves with many different gluten-free products all year round. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... American Gene Technologies International, Inc ... its board of directors. Otterstatter is co-founder, president and CEO of Preventice, ... that lead to broad-based healthcare solutions. , “Jon knows how to create disruptive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2016)... York , May 23, 2016 ... report titled, " Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Market - Global ... - 2023 ." According to the report, the exocrine ... CAGR of 8.3% from 2015 to 2023 to reach ... (EPI) is a condition characterized by the deficiency of ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... -- Non-invasive diagnostic test realizes the potential ... to be presented at Yissum’s booth, at IATI-BIOMED 2016 ... of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced today ... Ventures MKI, the technology investment arm of Morris Kahn ... for early detection of multiple diseases by analyzing circulating ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... 2016   Purdue Pharma L.P.  today announced ... with Egalet Corporation and Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that ... the agreement the companies will exchange valuable patent ... companies to develop and sell several opioid pain ... reflects the commitment of Purdue Pharma to seek ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: