Research Proven Impacts of Eating Fishes on Children’s Intelligence and Development

Based on the results of eight studies, eating the right type of fish (or fish oil supplements) without neurotoxicity or pollutants is beneficial for intellectual development, higher school grades, visual function, and even the management of childhood psychiatric disorders.

However, eating fish with high levels of mercury may lead to delayed mental development and lower test scores. Even so, one study found that few children in the US have been overly exposed to mercury in this upper range, causing negative impacts on their neuropsychological functioning. 

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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References:

1: "Effects Of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation On Neurodevelopment In Childhood: A Review Of Human Studies," Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 2010, by AS Ryan, JD Astwood, S Gautier, CN Kuratko. (Citations: 122).

Omega-3 and omega-6 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are critical for infant and childhood brain development, but levels of the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are often low in the ...


2: "Fish Consumption And School Grades In Swedish Adolescents: A Study Of The Large General Population," Acta, 2010, by JL Kim, A Winkvist, MAI berg, N berg. (Citations: 20).

Aim: To study the associations between fish intake and academic achievement as cognitive parameter among Swedish adolescents. Methods: In 2000, a questionnaire including respiratory items, socioeconomic conditions and dietary information was mailed to all ...


3: "Eating The Right Amount Of Fish: Inverted U-Shape Association Between Fish Consumption And Cognitive Performance And Academic Achievement In Dutch Adolescents," Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 2012, by RHM de Groot, C Ouwehand, J Jolles. (Citations: 8).

Fish consumption has shown its benefits for cognitive functioning in the elderly or children with disorders (eg, autism, ADHD), but has rarely been investigated in relation to cognitive performance and school performance of healthy adolescents. We executed an ...


4: "Seafood Intake And Neurodevelopment: A Systematic Review," Current Environmental Health Reports, 2014, by CB Avella-Garcia, J Julvez. (Citations: 1).

Abstract Exposure to fish intake is of particular interest for neurodevelopment. Seafood contains nutrients that are essential for brain development and function. Seafood is also a potential source of well-established neurotoxic pollutants. We conducted a systematic ...


References:

1: "Effects Of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation On Neurodevelopment In Childhood: A Review Of Human Studies," Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 2010, by AS Ryan, JD Astwood, S Gautier, CN Kuratko. (Citations: 122).

Omega-3 and omega-6 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are critical for infant and childhood brain development, but levels of the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are often low in the ...


References:

1: "Hair Mercury Levels, Fish Consumption, And Cognitive Development In Preschool Children From Granada, Spain," Environmental Research, 2010, by C Freire, R Ramos, MJ Lopez-Espinosa, S Dez. (Citations: 112).

The main source of human exposure to mercury is the consumption of fish contaminated with methylmercury, which may adversely affect early neurodevelopment. This study assessed mercury levels in hair of preschoolers in Spain, where fish consumption is ...


References:

1: "Effects Of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation On Neurodevelopment In Childhood: A Review Of Human Studies," Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 2010, by AS Ryan, JD Astwood, S Gautier, CN Kuratko. (Citations: 122).

Omega-3 and omega-6 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are critical for infant and childhood brain development, but levels of the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are often low in the ...



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