Eating fish improves kids’ IQ scores and sleep, study says

Source: CNN

By Susan Scutti, CNN

(CNN)Children who eat fish once a week or more sleep better and score higher, on average, on IQ tests than children who never eat fish or do so less than once a week, according to study published last month in the journal Scientific Reports.

Studies have shown a connection between omega-3s — essential fatty acids found in many types of fish, including salmon, sardines and tuna — and improved intelligence and better sleep.
For the new study, more than 500 Chinese children between the ages of 9 and 11 answered how often they’d had fish in the previous month, with options ranging from “never” to “at least once per week.” At age 12, the children completed an IQ test that scored their verbal and nonverbal skills.
Children who said they ate fish weekly scored 4.8 points higher on the IQ tests than those who said they “seldom” or “never” ate fish. Because the children were young, the University of Pennsylvania researchers did not ask which fish they ate. “Sometimes” eaters of fish scored 3.3 points higher on IQ exams.

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  1. Japaness are more consume fish compare other countries.
    Japaness more productive life compare to Arab people. We cannot see a product —“made in Saudi Arabia” in Malls.
    Most Arab people consume meat of goats.
    Study say that those who consume a lot of meat of goat make people hot and lazy— unproductive—

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    • Once in a TV debate in Thailand the presenter asked a Japanese why the Japanese were more productive than the Thais. His answer was interesting: He said back in Japan we have only one harvest season. Consequently we have to plan for the rest of the year. You have 2 to 3 harvest seasons and consequently you plan only until the next harvest.

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