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