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Children Who Eat Fish Once A Week May Sleep Better, May Benefit From A Higher IQ, Study Indicates

1/19/2018
 

Research published from the University of Pennsylvania  in Scientific Reports, showed  children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have IQ scores that are 4 points higher, on average, than those who consume fish less frequently or not at all. Previous studies showed a relationship between omega-3s, the fatty acids in many types of fish, and improved intelligence, as well as omega-3s and better sleep. But they’ve never all been connected before. This work  reveals sleep as a possible mediating pathway, the potential missing link between fish and intelligence. ​​​​​​​“This area of research is not well-developed. It’s emerging,” said  Jianghong Liu, lead author on the paper and an associate professor of nursing and public health. “Here we look at omega-3s coming from our food instead of from supplements.”

Let’s get our children some more fish consumption for a healthier tomorrow!

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