|The consumption of fish during pregnancy is linked to better mental and physical development in infants, according to new research.
A study of mothers and infants in Denmark found that those women who ate the most fish during pregnancy were likely to have babies with the best cognitive and motor ability.
In the past women have been advised to avoid mercury during pregnancy therefore some fish have been off the menu.
However the researchers of the new study, published in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, said that this danger can be avoided by eating fish low in mercury, such as cod, plaice, salmon, herring and mackerel.
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