Of fish and brain health

Moms-to-be who eat a diet rich in the right fish may pass along benefits to their children

By Stephen Ornes, 11:49 AM October 26, 2012



You may have heard that “you are what you eat.” But in the nine months before a baby’s born, its mother’s diet can also make a big difference. And whether that mom ate fish could play an important role in her baby’s brain health, a new study reports.


In the study, children born to women who ate fish during pregnancy were less likely to have behaviors like inattention and hyperactivity, which are associated with a syndrome known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. About 1 i...

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