Seafood Benefits Research

The Science Behind Seafood's Health Benefits

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The Lancet

Maternal Seafood Consumption in Pregnancy and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Childhood

Authors: Joseph R. Hibbeln, et al. / Journal: The Lancet, February 2007

Summary

Rearchers followed nearly 12,000 mother/child pairs enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) to assess the impact of factors such as diet and lifestyle on health and growth during pregnancy. Mothers who eat the most seafood during pregnancy - more than 12 ounces per week - have children with the highest developmental outcomes. Researchers conclude advice to limit seafood consumption could be detrimental to optimal fetal development.