Scientific Review Shows Children of Mothers Who Ate Seafood Can Gain an Average of 7.7 IQ Points • Seafood Nutrition Partnership

PLEFAA paper published by a group of 13 leading dietary fats scientists highlights the tremendous health benefits from consuming seafood for infant and adolescent brain development. Among the key findings of the systematic review is an average 7.7 IQ point gain in children whose mothers ate seafood during pregnancy compared to mothers who did not eat seafood.

FAO/WHO: A joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on the risks and benefits of fish consumption concluded that the benefits of eating fish outweigh the risks. Babies from moms who ate seafood twice a week were observed to have a greater IQ by 5.8 points. The study shows benefits for improved IQ and heart health.

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