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Feeding fish to kids may prevent allergies

Thursday, April 18, 2013
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A new study says that feeding fish to kids before they reach the age of 12 could help prevent allergies. Swedish scientists studied surveys given to the parents of more than 3,200 children.

Adding fish to a child's diet between the ages of 1- 12 reduced the risk of allergy symptoms by 74 percent.

Researchers aren't really sure what it is that causes this effect on allergic diseases.

But, omega-3 fatty acids found in fish have been touted for supporting immune health and heart function.

Parents should talk to their pediatricians about the safest fish for children to consume. More information is available in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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