Fish Make The Smart Children
Eating fish makes your child smarter, according to Swedish scientists published a study this week. The study found that adolescent males aged 15 years and eat fish at least once a week a high record of achievement in intelligence tests when they were 18 years compared with those who rarely ate fish.
"We found a clear link between frequent fish consumption and higher scores when the teenagers ate fish at least once a week," said researcher Professor Kjell Toren of the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg.
On average, eating fish once a week can increase the combined verbal and visuospatial intelligence value of six percent, while eating fish more than once a week increases the value to 11 percent, the researchers said.
The study is based on answers from nearly 4,000 Swedish teenagers and published in Acta Paediatrica, published in March, suspect that omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 in fish could be key for improvement of cognitive ability.
The researchers also plan to examine whether the type of fish consumed to give different results.