Got Fish in your diet? The EPA and FDA think you…

first_imgYoung children Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Pregnant and breastfeeding women Women of childbearing age (about 16-49 years old) TAGSFish Previous articleWorried about catching the flu? Wash your handsNext articleFebruary is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear The advice recommends that  women and children eat two to three servings (8-12 ounces for adults and children over age 10, smaller amounts for younger children) of a variety of fish and shellfish each week.Use this link to view a chart showing how often to eat more than 60 types of fish and shellfish.The chart that sorts 62 types of fish into three categories:“Best choices” (eat two to three servings a week)“Good choices” (eat one serving a week)“Fish to avoid”Fish in the “best choices” category make up nearly 90 percent of fish eaten in the United States.The updated advice cautions parents of young children and certain women to avoid seven types of fish that typically have higher mercury levels: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico; shark; swordfish; orange roughy; bigeye tuna; marlin; and king mackerel.For fish caught recreationally, consumers are urged to check for local advisories where they are fishing and gauge their fish consumption based on any local and state advisories for those waters. If no information on fishing advisories is available, eat just one fish meal a week from local waters and also, avoid other fish that week.EPA and FDA are urging all retailers, grocers and others to post this new fish consumption advice, including the reference chart listing fish to choose, prominently in their stores so consumers can make informed decisions when and where they purchase fish. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! EPA and FDA issue fish consumption adviceFish and shellfish provide protein, are low in saturated fat, are rich in many micronutrients, and provide certain omega-3 fatty acids that the body can not make and are important for normal growth and development.  However, as a result of natural processes and human activity, fish also contain mercury in the form of methylmercury.  Methylmercury can negatively affect the central nervous system, particularly the developing brain of a fetus.The FDA and EPA have concluded that the following people should eat more fish that is lower in mercury for important developmental and health benefits:last_img read more

Clippers hold off Bucks for a 106-102 victory at Staples Center

first_imgChris Paul led the Clippers with 27 points and nine assists. He made two free throws with 1:12 to play to give the Clippers the lead for good. Redick scored 23 points and Blake Griffin had 22 points, six rebounds and eight assists. DeAndre Jordan scored nine points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked two shots and Jamal Crawford scored 17 points off the bench on a 5-of-16 effort from the field.The Clippers (19-8) shot 45.7 percent from the field, 46.2 (12 of 26) from 3-point range.The Bucks’ Brandon Knight missed a 20-footer with 30.9 seconds to play that would have tied the game. Then, with five seconds left, Griffin made a put-back for the game’s final points, sealing Milwaukee’s fate.Clippers coach Doc Rivers was not surprised it was so difficult to dispatch the Bucks.“Yeah, it was a tough one,” he said. “They were making shots and they got small and made us match up a little bit. We got in foul trouble in the first half (Griffin took his third foul midway through the second quarter). They were sitting here waiting for us from last night, so you knew going into the game, it just felt like it was going to be a hard game.”The Clippers lost Friday at high-altitude Denver.Giannis Antetokounmpo – a 6-foot-11 forward – led Milwaukee with 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Former Clippers forward Jared Dudley scored 16 off the bench and looked over at the Clippers’ bench after a couple of baskets. Another reserve ‑ Jerryd Bayless ‑ also scored 16 points as Milwaukee’s second unit outscored its first 59-43.Matt Barnes took only three shots and went scoreless for Los Angeles. But he did have five rebounds, four assists and just one turnover in 25-plus minutes. He, too, was expecting Milwaukee to give the Clippers all they could handle.“This is a scrappy team that plays hard with a lot of confidence,” he said. “Coming off a back-to-back, we’ve had a crazy schedule. It was an ugly win, but it was a win.”Clippers backup post Spencer Hawes missed his fifth consecutive game with a bruised bone in his left knee. Milwaukee remained in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. The Clippers are sixth in the Western Conference, a half-game behind Dallas.BREAKOUTThe Clippers will now hit the road for a game Monday at San Antonio (17-11), which is in seventh in the West, 2 1/2 games behind the Clippers. Los Angeles will play Tuesday at Atlanta (19-7), which is third in the East. Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd was always known as a hard-playing sort during a 19-year NBA career. He’s trying to instill that in his team, and if recent performances are an indication, it’s working.“Guys are playing hard, playing as a team. It’s fun. That’s about as simple as it gets,” Kidd said prior to his team taking on the Clippers on Saturday night.The Bucks entered having won three of four, the first of those victories by six points over the Clippers on Dec. 13. Milwaukee shot 56.6 percent, 63.6 from 3-point range in that one, so the Clippers needed to be better defensively in the rematch.The Clippers weren’t a lot better in that regard, but they still managed to come away with a 106-102 victory over the Bucks in a hotly contested game before a sellout crowd of 19,060 at Staples Center. The Clippers led 28-24 after one quarter, but trailed 52-50 at halftime and 83-82 after three quarters. At that point, the Bucks were shooting 55.6 percent from the field. They ended up shooting 53.1 percent after the Clippers held them to 19 points in the fourth quarter on 8-of-18 shooting from the field (44.4 percent).The Bucks (14-14) shot just 33.3 percent (8 of 24) from beyond the 3-point arc.“For us, it was our defense in the fourth quarter,” said Clippers guard J.J. Redick when asked what got his team the tough win. “We talked before the game about having a good defensive mind set and coming out with a better defensive effort.“We did that for most of the first quarter and then the next two quarters, it wasn’t very good. Kind of knew if we could apply the pressure and get some stops, that we were going to score the basketball.”The Bucks’ largest lead was nine points, the Clippers’ eight.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more