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Rice warning for babies

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Cincinnati, OH (AP, FOX19) -

Researchers are warning parents to limit their baby's intake of rice.         

The “JAMA Pediatrics” study found babies who eat a lot of brown and white rice have twice as high arsenic levels in their bodies than babies who had no rice.

The researchers analyzed the eating habits of about 750 infants of mothers enrolled in the study.

Arsenic is known to harm a child's immunity and intellectual development.

Doctors recommend parents feed their babies a wide variety of foods like oatmeal, avocado and pureed veggies.

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a limit of 100 parts per billion for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal.

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