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1 Feb 2012 - MNT - Mothers Who Eat Fish While Pregnant Produce Offspring With Better Cognitive Development

by Petra Rattue - Medical News Today

Does eating fish during pregnancy improve a child's intelligence? According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition the answer is yes.

The study revealed that infants of mothers who consumed more fish during pregnancy achieved higher scores in verbal intelligence and fine motor skill testing, as well as having a higher pro-social behavior. The study is part of the NUTRIMENTHE project "Effect of diet on offspring's cognitive development", which focuses on the effects of genetic variants and maternal fish intake on the children's intellectual capacity.