STUDY: Pregnant Women Who Eat Less Fish Have Children With Lower IQs (READ)

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at 11:18 PM, 25/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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«§» 25 May 2013

Scientists are finding that there is a relationship between what a mother eats and her child’s IQ.  Using women in Britain for the study, researchers concluded that women who eat less fish had kids with lower IQs than those whose mothers ate plenty of fish.



Study leader, Margaret Rayman, of the University of Surrey worked with colleagues at the University of Bristol to study mothers and children and their urine samples.  In the samples, they were seeking iodine concentration, which tells them how much fish the mother ate during pregnancy.

After the first leg of the study, the researchers checked the IQs of children at age 8 and reading ability at age 9.  That’s when it was determined that two thirds of pregnant women were iodine deficient.

Mothers with the lowest levels of iodine had kids with the lowest IQs.

“Our results show the importance of adequate iodine status during early gestation and emphasize the risk that iodine deficiency could pose to the developing infant, even in a country classified as only mildly iodine deficient,” the researchers concluded. “Iodine deficiency in pregnant women in Britain should be treated as an important public health issue that needs attention.”

While the study showed that the women who ate fish during pregnancy positively affected the IQ of their children, there is still a risk when women who are pregnant eat fish and seafood. Fish is commonly the cause of many allergies and also the cause of food poisoning when it is not correctly stored and cooked. Caution must be exercised when pregnant women consume fish and other seafood.


Shydaimma at 11:55 PM, 25/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Okies. Am already two months make I start eatin fish na

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franel at 12:15 AM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Shydaimma on 11:55 PM, 25/05/2013
Okies. Am already two months make I start eatin fish na
Yes o, start eating; catfish, electric-fish & (enough Stockfish Undecided Shocked)

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morgrawl231 at 09:12 AM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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FISH  NA FISH,,,,EVEN SNAKEFISH DEY....
FISH IS GOOD,,,,,THOUGH!!
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ebiteck at 09:14 AM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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I totally agree with you poster on this one
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osamabinladin at 09:28 AM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Noted !
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beneno at 09:36 AM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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i get high IQ sha,but i don go buy 10 cartons of fish this morning put for freezer for my mum to eat from tomorrow afternoon,because by this time tomorrow i wan go back to my mum belle to stay dia fo anothr 9monts to gather more IQs.i go dey comment for naijapals from inside womb,poster thanks for the info  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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ezchusa at 09:51 AM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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ok

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dickman2 at 10:11 AM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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ok ..
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proly at 12:14 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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kkk
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Jaylen at 12:31 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Orite Grin
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etibaba at 12:38 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Ok.

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Solidstonez at 02:28 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: beneno on 09:36 AM, 26/05/2013
i get high IQ sha,but i don go buy 10 cartons of fish this morning put for freezer for my mum to eat from tomorrow afternoon,because by this time tomorrow i wan go back to my mum belle to stay dia fo anothr 9monts to gather more IQs.i go dey comment for naijapals from inside womb,poster thanks for the info  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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Solidstonez at 02:28 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: franel on 12:15 AM, 26/05/2013
Yes o, start eating; catfish, electric-fish & (enough Stockfish Undecided Shocked)
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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Keffejude at 02:44 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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@poster ur mum probably ate lots of fish during her pregnancy period, na y una get fish brain
u think say if u delete my post i no go repost am Tongue
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Senegal at 04:23 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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ok
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chylind5 at 06:53 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Even Crayfish. All na fish
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chylind5 at 06:54 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Na im be say Rivers State Children that their mothers normally eat lots of fresh fish during pregnancy go all get high IQ.
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cocoeni at 07:48 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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ok
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Nnalove at 07:52 PM, 26/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: beneno on 09:36 AM, 26/05/2013
i get high IQ sha,but i don go buy 10 cartons of fish this morning put for freezer for my mum to eat from tomorrow afternoon,because by this time tomorrow i wan go back to my mum belle to stay dia fo anothr 9monts to gather more IQs.i go dey comment for naijapals from inside womb,poster thanks for the info  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
hahahahahaha ur so funny guy dear. I love dis idea
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