Friday, February 16, 2007

Now Fish Good For Women & Child Development During Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers ate at least three servings of fish a week during pregnancy had higher scores in tests of mental function in their early years.
That's the conclusion of a new British-American study that conflicts with advice on fish consumption for pregnant women given by U.S. government agencies.

"For the baby's development, at the level of 12 ounces a week during pregnancy, the beneficial effects of the nutrients in fish far outweigh the risk," said Dr. Joseph Hibbeln. He is a clinical investigator at the U.S. National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and lead author of a report on the study in the Feb. 17 issue of the journal The Lancet.

It would be lovely if these people made up their minds for a change. It does get a trifle annoying to see scientists reverse themselves on things like wine, coffee, butter v margarine, etc all the time. It's the arrogance of alot of the pronouncements that is the problem. It's not very scientific. They proclaim universal truths only with new studies reversing themselves. From now on, I want the studies to start with a simple qualifier.

At the current time, we believe it to be the case....