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
 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
       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
       (6/03)
       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
       (4/02)
       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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