Maternal Fish Consumption, Hair Mercury and Infant Cognition in a U.S. Cohort
Authors: Emily Oken, et al.
Harvard Medical School
Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, June 2005
Summary: To assess the association between eating fish during pregnancy and infant cognition, researchers followed over 100 mother/infant pairs enrolled in Project Viva. Visual memory and IQ level tests reveal that higher fish intake among mothers is associated with higher infant cognition, with the highest scores among infants of women who eat more than two weekly fish servings of lower mercury fish. Researchers recommend women continue to consume low-mercury fish during pregnancy.