Doctors Health Press Comments on Study Linking Prenatal Fish Consumption to Childhood Obesity

Doctors Health Press details a study that shows a correlation between over consumption of fish by pregnant women and higher body mass index in their children.

Boston, MA, February 23, 2016 – Doctors Health Press (www.DoctorsHealthPress.com), a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and the publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is weighing in on a study showing that the overconsumption of fish during pregnancy could cause too much weight gain in children.

Researchers evaluated the fish intake of over 26,000 pregnant women in various countries including Belgium, Spain, and the United States. High fish intake was anything exceeding three times a week while low intake was once a week or less. Researchers took the first body mass index of the infants at three months old, and checked weight and other metrics every two years up until the age of six. The results showed that women who had a high fish intake during pregnancy gave birth to children with a higher body mass index. (Source: Stratakis, N., et al, “Fish Intake In Pregnancy and Child Growth,” JAMA Pediatrics online, February 15, 2016; http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2491661.)

“Women who are pregnant go through lengths to ensure what they put in their bodies is safe and healthy. They know the direct correlation to what they eat and the potential effects that may have on the children born,” says Adrian Newman, publisher for Doctors Health Press. “Fish is generally thought to be a healthy food, but new research indicates that overeating fish during pregnancy can have some ill effects on offspring.”

The women in the study were of a healthy weight and most were non-smokers. Therefore, these results have led researchers to believe that it is a high intake of fish during pregnancy that increases the likelihood of children experiencing not only rapid growth during infancy, but also childhood obesity.

“The fish intake limits are actually within the guidelines of the FDA,” continues Newman. “It’s suggested that contaminants in the fish caused by pollution could be a possible explanation as to why the body mass index was higher in those offspring.”

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