Sure, we know that fish is filled with lots of good nutrients like Omega-3s, but high levels of mercury found in fish like albacore tuna, have always been reason for concern among pregnant women. But a new study published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology finds that eating a moderate amount of fish may actually reduce the rate of pre-term births among women. 852 women who had a history of at least one preterm birth were studied starting from weeks 16-21 of pregnancy until they gave birth. The study found that 48.6 percent of the women who ate fish once per month or less had a premature birth, compared to only 35.9 percent of the women who ate fish more often. The researchers found that mommies-to-be who ate fish up to three times per week before 22 weeks were less likely to deliver premies. The study didn’t find any benefits to eating fish more than three times a week.
Eating Fish May Reduce the Rate of Pre-Term Births
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