WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Children of mothers who ate more fish and other seafood while pregnant are smarter and have better developmental skills than kids of women who ate less or none, researchers said on Thursday in findings they called surprising.
Women who eat fish during pregnancy have brighter children, according to a study.
Eating fish and seafood during pregnancy has long-lasting benefits for the child, a UK study has suggested.
Though some research has suggested that fish oil may fight depression, the evidence from clinical trials is too mixed to draw any conclusions, according to a new research review.
The benefits of eating fish outweigh any potential health risks from pollutants, a study has concluded.
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Young children in Bradford are being given free vitamin D after research showed a rise in the number of cases of the bone disorder rickets in the city.
LORD WINSTON, the broadcaster and fertility doctor, has been accused by leading nutritionists of making unsubstantiated health claims about a new brand of milk as part of a £2m advertising campaign. Sarah-Kate Templeton, Medical Correspondent, reports:
The prospect of a pill that can calm a disruptive child and improve intelligence has obvious appeal for parents. Those who read certain headlines this week could be forgiven for believing that such a concoction is with us. "Fish oil for every child," said the Daily Mail, declaring that "brain food supplements" of omega-3 fatty acids could soon be handed out in schools. Mark Henderson reports:
A tiny daily capsule can have a dramatic effect on pupils who usually play up in class, improving behaviour and work. Now all youngsters may be given them. Marie Woolf and Jeremy Laurance report
Research proves fish oil tablets can boost your child's brainpower - but how do you persuade fussy youngsters to take them? Here, an expert rates the top brands...and our junior panel give their taste verdict: