Essential nutrients found in fish counteract and provide neuroprotection against mercury in fish, researchers report. The new study says eating fish during pregnancy can help provide essential nutrients to the developing fetus.
Antidepressants, such as the SSRI amitriptyline, antibiotics associated with developmental problems and sun cream components are contaminating water, and are being accumulated in fish. Exposure to the medications has effects on the molecular level to the fish. Researchers say this poses a problem as consumption of gilt-head bream is on the rise, and there could be a risk of the contaminants reaching humans via diet.
A new study challenges popular belief that fish consumption during pregnancy can contribute to ASD in children. Analyzing blood samples in one of the largest longitudinal studies to date, researchers found no links between mercury levels in mothers and autistic traits in their offspring. Surprisingly, the only adverse effect of mercury was noted in children's poorer social skills if the mother did not consume fish at all, especially in girls.
Researchers say industrial fishing could be exposing people in coastal areas and island nations to excessively high levels of mercury. It is estimated that people from 38% of countries examined may be exposed to higher methylmercury levels from fish than is deemed safe for fetal development.
Increasing fish consumption could help to lower the risk of developing Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases, researchers report. The study reveals the protein parvalbumin can help to prevent the formation of alpha synuclein.
A new study reveals eating fish regularly and taking daily fish oil supplements may reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. Researchers report high fish intake is associated with a 45% reduced risk of developing MS.