Tuesday, January 24, 2006

More on Omega-3 and smart babies

Here is a slightly more detailed article on the link between children's intelligence and their mothers' prenatal consumption of oily fish containing Omega-3 fatty acids.

[T]he finding is particularly pertinent because existing dietary advice to pregnant women, at least in America, is that they should limit their consumption of seafood in order to avoid exposing their fetuses to trace amounts of brain-damaging methyl mercury. Ironically, that means they avoid one of the richest sources of omega-3s.

—Mellow Monk


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