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Sorting out the risks of fish
Roni Caryn Rabin
March 17, 2014

Fish is often called “brain food.” It’s an excellent source of lean protein, rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and iodine, and pregnant women are encouraged to eat it. There’s just one, ah, catch: Fish also may have mercury, which can harm the developing brain. Research by Emily Oken, associate professor of population medicine, is cited.

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