Seafood Benefits Research

The Science Behind Seafood's Health Benefits

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Intake of fish and marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of breast cancer: meta-analysis of data from 21 independent prospective cohort studies

Authors: Ju-Sheng Zheng, et al. / Journal: British Medical Journal, June 2013


Higher consumption of dietary marine n-3 PUFA is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. The associations of fish and alpha linolenic acid intake with risk warrant further investigation of prospective cohort studies. These findings could have public health implications with regard to prevention of breast cancer through dietary and lifestyle interventions.

Fish consumption in infancy and development of allergic disease up to age 12 y.

Authors: J. Magnusson, et al. / Journal: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 2013


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.