WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Fisheries Institute
(NFI) has prepared a bibliography of key research relating to seafood and
health for your convenience when writing health stories. Below are the
conclusions pulled from these studies. Please go to
http://www.AboutSeafood.com for full citations and additional information.
* Harvard University School of Public Health, Harvard Center for Risk
Analysis -- American Journal of Preventive Medicine (10/05)
The results of this analysis and investigation show the health benefits
of consuming fish -- and omega-3 fatty acids -- outweigh any potential
risks of mercury contamination.
* Harikopio University (Athens) -- Journal of the American College of
The results of this study from a respected Greek university indicate
that participants who consumed fish regularly had lower levels of
certain cardiovascular disease markers.
* Harvard Medical School -- Environmental Health Perspectives (6/05)
According to the results of this study, mothers who consumed more fish
during pregnancy had babies who scored higher on cognitive tests.
* Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital -- Archives of
Internal Medicine (1/05)
For older adults, consuming baked or broiled fish 1 - 4 times per week
was associated with a decreased risk of stroke, according to this study.
* University of North Carolina, National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences -- Epidemiology (6/04)
The results of this study indicate that a moderate intake of fish during
pregnancy is beneficial for the development of the infant.
* Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center
(Chicago) -- Archives of Neurology (7/03)
In this study, participants who consumed fish at least once a week had a
much greater risk reduction for Alzheimer's disease compared to those
participants who ate fish less often or not at all.
* University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry -- Lancet
This study's results revealed that children's possible prenatal exposure
to mercury did not negatively affect brain function and development.
* INSERM (France) -- British Medical Journal (10/02)
The results of this French study revealed a significant relationship
between an increased consumption of fish or seafood and a decreased
incidence of dementia.
* Harvard Medical School -- Journal of the American Medical Association
According to this study, women participants who regularly consumed more
fish had a lower risk for coronary heart disease when compared to the
women who rarely ate fish.
* GISSI Prevenzione Secondary Prevention Trial -- Lancet (8/99)
The results of this seminal Italian investigation indicate that omega-3
fatty acids have a positive effect on reducing risk of death from a
SOURCE National Fisheries Institute