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The Maximum Amount Of Tuna You Can Safely Eat Each Week
Eating more than the advised amount of tuna each week can result in increased exposure to mercury. Luckily, it's relatively easy to make sure your seafood consumption doesn't leave you with heightened mercury levels.
The amount of tuna one can safely eat on a weekly basis depends on a few factors, including the individual's weight and the type of tuna consumed. Adults can typically consume two to three 4-ounce servings of light tuna each week but if you choose albacore tuna, you should limit your consumption to only one 4-ounce serving per week.
MedicalNewsToday offers even more precise recommendations for tuna consumption based on body weight. In general, the less one weighs, the more infrequent their tuna consumption should be and both children and individuals who are pregnant should exercise additional caution regarding their tuna consumption.