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The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
The study investigates link between early fish consumption in children and allergic disease development. The study looked at 3,285 children in Stockholm at ages 1, 2, 4 and 8 and found those who regularly consumed fish consumption early in life had an overall reduced risk of asthma, rhinitis and eczema up to age 12.
Researchers explored whether the types of fats in a mother’s pregnancy diet influence body composition of her developing baby. Among 1250 mother/child pairs from Massachusetts, higher omega-3 levels in moms’ diets from fish were associated with lower adiposity in their children at age 3 years.
Researchers conducted focus groups to learn more about knowledge and behaviors among pregnant women from Boston who eat less than 2 servings of fish a week. Many women knew that fish contain mercury, while few knew it contains omega-3 DHA or why DHA is healthful. The women reported that a physician’s advice to eat fish and examples of fish that are safe and healthy to eat during pregnancy would have encouraged them to eat more seafood.