Friday, February 16, 2007

Eating seafood produces brigther babies

A new study reveals that pregnant women who eat lots of fish or seafood during their pregnancy will give birth to brighter babies. From Telegraph:
Mothers who ate more than 12oz of seafood a week had children who were more advanced in communication, social skills and fine co-ordination as toddlers and were less likely to have lower-than-average speech at the age of eight.

Mothers who ate little or no fish had children who performed less well in tests. The less fish they ate, the worse their child was likely to do.

Children of mothers who ate no fish were 48 per cent more likely to have a lower verbal intelligence at the age of eight and 44 per cent more likely to have poor social behaviour at the age of seven.

The children were 35 per cent more likely to have poor co-ordination at the age of three and a half and 28 per cent more likely to have poor communications skills at the age of 18 months.

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