NFI: Top Five Seafood Studies

December 22, 2015

As the year comes to an end, NFI has compiled the Top 5 Most Important Seafood Studies of 2015. They have summarized the key takeaways of each study in a one minute video and on an infographic here.

For more information on the specific research, please see the articles below!

1. Slow Brain Aging: A study in neurology showed older adults who eat a Mediterranean diet, which is high in fish, slowed brain aging by as much as five years. Article

2. Reduce Belly Fat: The Journal of Nutrition found children who eat more polyunsaturated fats- which includes omega-3’s from seafood- were leaner and had less body fat, in particular, less belly fat. Article

3. Improve Baby Brain Development: The Journal of Neuroscience found not getting enough of the type of healthy fats found in fish during pregnancy can limit a baby’s brain growth. The recommendation? Mom should eat more fish. Article

4: The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found people who eat the most fish have an average of 17% reduction in the risk of depression compared to those who eat the least fish. Article

5: A USDA study found that 80-90% of Americans are currently not eating enough seafood to meet the dietary guidelines, meaning most people are missing out on all the important health benefits. Article

 

*All information was provided by the National Fisheries Institute. For more information on the organization, please visit their website here.

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