Scientific studies have shown that children eat more fish to help them sleep and raise their IQs
Last Update: 2021-03-07
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who eat fish at least once a week not only sleep better, but also have higher IQs, according to a new U.S. study. Children should be allowed to eat fish as soon as possible, the researchers suggest.
previous studies have shown that fish are rich in OMEGA-3 fatty acids to improve cognitive ability, OMEGA-3 fatty acids can also improve sleep, but what is the link between fish intake, cognitive improvement and sleep improvement? To do this, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States selected 541 children between the ages of 9 and 11, of whom 54 per cent were boys and 46 per cent were girls.
researchers used questionnaires to see how often the children ate fish in the past month, and used Webster's children's intelligence tables to test their language and nonverbal abilities. In addition, the children's parents filled out questionnaires on sleep quality, which included the duration of the child's sleep, the frequency of wake-up at night, and daytime drowsiness.
, the researchers found that children who ate fish a week were 4.8 points higher on IQ tests than those who ate "very little" or "no" fish. In addition, increased fish consumption was also associated with a decrease in sleep disorders, which the researchers believe suggests an improvement in sleep quality.
researchers believe that this study further demonstrates that eating fish does have positive health benefits and should therefore be promoted and promoted. They suggest that children should be given fish as early as possible, as early as 10 months old.
study was published in the British
Journal. (Source: China Science Daily)
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