Dr. Jandial Talks About FDA’s Advice on Eating Fish During Pregnancy

Surgeon and scientist Dr. Rahul Jandial joined us live to discuss the FDA and EPA’s advice that suggests children and pregnant women to eat more fish.

FDA and EPA issue draft updated advice for fish consumption: The draft updated advice cautions pregnant or breastfeeding women to avoid four types of fish that are associated with high mercury levels: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico; shark; swordfish; and king mackerel. In addition, the draft updated advice recommends limiting consumption of white (albacore) tuna to 6 ounces a week. Choices lower in mercury include some of the most commonly eaten fish, such as shrimp, pollock, salmon, canned light tuna, tilapia, catfish and cod. Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor | Division of Neurosurgery City of Hope Cancer Center  &  Beckman Research Institute For more information on this topic CLICK HERE This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 17, 2014.