Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Researchers recommend haddock and salmon consumption rather than tuna, since it contains more mercury. (Photo: www.mercurypolicy.org)

Non-mercury fish consumption linked to reduced ADHD risk

Click on the flag for more information about United States UNITED STATES
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 02:50 (GMT + 9)

A team of researchers from the School of Public Health of Boston University states that non-mercury fish consumption can help reduce a child's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The scientists found that those children whose mothers ate fish high in mercury during pregnancy could suffer the disorder while those children whose mothers ate more non-mercury fish have a lower risk.

The study was published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

During the investigation, a link was found between eating at least two servings of fish a week with a 60 per cent lower risk of developing this disorder in children, the agency Europa Press reported.

However, the researchers found that those women with higher levels of mercury experience a higher risk of developing the symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention.

While the research does not prove that there is a cause and effect relation, it is likely to offer data on a disease affecting approximately one in ten children in the US.

According to Sharon Sagiv, lead author of the study, "the really important message is to eat fish."

The American University scientists recommend eating haddock and salmon, and avoid tuna and swordfish, which usually contain more mercury.

For this new study, the researchers followed up 788 children who had been born near New Bedford, Massachusetts, between 1993 and 1998.

They used hair samples taken from the mothers immediately after birth to determine their mercury levels, and food records to track the amount of fish they consumed.

As soon as the children were eight years old, the researchers asked their teachers to assess their behaviour to see how many of them had ADHD- related symptoms.

With all the gathered information, the scientists observed that those women whose children were more active had one microgram of mercury per gram of hair, about eight times more than the average levels found in other women.

Furthermore, they noted that there was no relation in the cases showing less than a microgram of mercury per gram of maternal hair.

Sagiv argues that the observed results indicate that the negative effects of lower levels of mercury can be overridden by the benefits of eating fish.

By Analia Murias
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
May 31, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Alaska leads NOAA fisheries rankings in 2014
Worldwide
May 31, 00:20 (GMT + 9):
Longer food chains found in pelagic ecosystems
Argentina
May 30, 23:10 (GMT + 9):
Poor squid season descends statistics
Spain
May 30, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Chinese firms seek strategic sectors of Spain’s economy
Australia
May 30, 22:40 (GMT + 9):
Bleaching destroys 35pc of Great Barrier Reef
Qatar
May 30, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
Oman-Qatar JV takes 15pc stake in major aquaculture project
United States
May 30, 22:20 (GMT + 9):
Govt plans to aid endangered species
United States
May 30, 22:10 (GMT + 9):
Kenai seafood plant closes
European Union
May 30, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
Mediterranean bluefin tuna TAC raised by 60pc this year
European Union
May 30, 21:20 (GMT + 9):
Brussels calls for similar efforts to those for bluefin
Norway
May 28, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
Norwegian salmon industry will benefit from Chilean farming improvements
Australia
May 28, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Seafood labelling scheme being considered by the NSW Govt
Sweden
May 28, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
New study states farmed salmon can feel blue
United States
May 28, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
Videoed USD 52,000 seafood theft unsolved
Thailand
May 27, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Thai FDA collects raw fish meat for tests



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Norwegian salmon industry will benefit from Chilean farming improvements
Norway Improved biology in Chile with predictable and sustainable volume growth will benefit Norwegian salmon industry, was the key messages from Cermaq’s CEO at a seafood conference.
IOTC adopts harvest regulations for skipjack in Indian Ocean
Worldwide The MSC has welcomed the decision by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission to adopt much needed harvest control rules for skipjack tuna caught in the Indian Ocean.
EU-funded project to boost Vietnamese shrimp production
Viet Nam Several Vietnamese aquaculture and fisheries institutions and the EU officially jointly launched a project to support sustainable shrimp production and value chain development in the Mekong Delta region.
Imported catfish inspection rollback raises controversies
United States The United States Senate voted in favour of stopping the implementation of the catfish inspection programme, a decision that has been opposed by the American Shrimp Processors Association.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Nueva Pescanova, S.L. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2016 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER