|Fish are part of a balanced
|WVDHHR recommends that
people follow state and national fish advisories when eating sport-caught and
commercial fish to:
|obtain the benefits from
eating fish (such as the omega-3 fatty acids needed for proper neurological
|avoiding exposures to
chemicals at levels that may affect their health.
|In fact,s tudies have shown
that babies of mothers who have eaten too little omega-3-fatty acids have
lower IQ scores.
|In addition, mothers in the
Seychelles Islands who ate the most fish had children who performed best when
tested for neurological functioning, presumably due to the beneficial effects
of omega-3-fatty acids on brain development.