Children born to seafood eating mothers have better communication skills: Study

 08 Nov 2017 - 10:07

Children born to seafood eating mothers have better communication skills: Study

QNA

Stockholm, Pregnant women should eat more fish to boost the development of their children, new research suggests.

They are usually advised to steer clear of oily fish amid fears the build-up of mercury can damage the brain of babies in the womb.

But Swedish scientists, using data from nearly 39,000 mothers and their children, have found eating seafood during pregnancy only benefits children.

Children born to mothers who consumed 400g of oily fish each week while they were expecting had higher language and communication skills.

However, the researchers warned pregnant women should avoid eating anymore than this amount due to the potential effects of mercury.