Seafood Benefits Research

The Science Behind Seafood's Health Benefits

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PLOS One

Dietary Patterns, n-3 Fatty Acids Intake from Seafood and High Levels of Anxiety Symptoms during Pregnancy: Findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

Authors: Juliana dos Santos Vaz, et al. / Journal: PLOS One, July 2013

Summary

Excessive anxiety during pregnancy is associated with low birth weight, shorter length of gestation, and negative effects on infant brain development, including stress regulation. Among over 9,500 pregnant women in the UK, those with no intake of omega-3s from seafood had a 53% greater likelihood of high levels of anxiety when compared to pregnant women who got at least 1.5 grams omega-3s from seafood per week.