Essential Research on Seafood and Health

    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 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
       Cardiology (7/05)
       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
       heart attack.

SOURCE National Fisheries Institute

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