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ADHD: EATING SEAFOOD DURING PREGNANCY MAY IMPROVE ATTENTION CAPACITY IN CHILDREN

ANGELA S. HOOVER

Angela is a staff writer for Health & Wellness magazine.

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that all children must learn, since it precedes other crucial functions such as memory.


The study also assessed the differences between various types of fish and seafood, particularly fatty fish, lean fish, canned tuna and shellfish. Children whose mothers ate a diet rich in various types of seafood scored very well on the attention tests, as did children of women with a diet rich in fatty fish only. Scores were lower in children whose mothers ate canned tuna or shellfish. The results were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology Oct. 2.


Authors of previous research reported a link between the consumption of fish during pregnancy and childhood obesity and increased blood pressure, so experts believe further research on this subject is needed to determine exactly which species of fish and at what quantities may be beneficial to fetal development.


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Scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) studied the relationship between eating various types of seafood during pregnancy and attention capacity in children at 8 years of age. They found eating a seafood-rich diet during early pregnancy is associated with better attention outcomes in children.


This study built on earlier research that analyzed the same children at 5 years of age. “The consumption of seafood during the first trimester of pregnancy had a greater effect on children’s attention capacity than the consumption of seafood later in pregnancy or at 5 years of age, by which time some neurodevelopment processes have already been completed,” said Jordi Júlvez, researcher in the Childhood & Environment program at ISGlobal and lead author of the study.


Brain development occurs during pregnancy through complex biological processes such as neuron formation, synaptogenesis and myelination. Essential nutrients such as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) play a fundamental role in these processes. “Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are the main omega-3 PUFAs involved in neurological development, and seafood is the main source of both of them,” Júlvez said. Since these nutrients play a role in fetal brain structure and function, they have a large impact on later neuropsychological development. Attention is a complex behavior