Seafood Benefits Research

The Science Behind Seafood's Health Benefits

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FAO/WHO Expert Consultation

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on the Risks and Benefits of Fish Consumption: Executive Summary

Authors: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Health Organization / Journal: FAO/WHO Expert Consultation, January 2010


Driven by the disconnect between growing public concern about seafood contaminants and a growing body of seafood science confirming benefits, seventeen experts met to guide governments on better seafood communications. They recommend that governments emphasize not only the benefits of eating fish for heart health in adults and brain development in babies, but the risks of avoiding fish for these groups.