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The Science Behind Seafood's Health Benefits

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Journal of Epidemiology

High Levels of Depressive Symptoms in Pregnancy with Low Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake From Fish

Authors: Jean Golding, et al. / Journal: Journal of Epidemiology, July 2009


Depression during pregnancy is more common than post-partum depression and can negatively affect both moms and babies.  Researchers studied over 14,000 women 32 weeks in to their pregnancy to determine if low seafood intake increases depression risk.  Results show pregnant mothers who ate no seafood were about 50 percent more likely to have symptoms of depression than pregnant mothers who ate the most seafood (at least three servings of fish a week).