Science

This page is dedicated to bringing you the scientific evidence about the wide range of health benefits available from eating seafood. To submit a link for inclusion on this page email Seafood Services Australia.   

  1. Mercury Facts: How much fish can you really eat safely?
    The federal government’s seafood advisory is alarmist and far out of touch with the scientific mainstream. As US National Institutes of Health researcher Dr. Joseph Hibbeln told WebMD News in 2007, it “causes the harm that it was intended to prevent.”
  2. Australian Dietary Guidelines*
    The NHMRC Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults and Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia incorporating the Infant Feeding Guidelines for Health Workers are based on the best....
  3. Adverse Mental Health Outcomes and Low Seafood Intake
    Powerpoint: CDR, Joseph R. Hibbeln, M.D., Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics, NIAAA, NIH, Rockville, MD. 28 March 2007....
  4. ALSPAC study: Maternal seafood consumption in pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes in childhood: an observational co
    Hibbeln JR, Davis JM, Steer C, Emmett P, Rovers I, Williams C, Golding J. (2007) The Lancet 369 578-85 Elsevier INTERPRETATION: Maternal seafood consumption of less than 340 g per week in pregnancy d....
  5. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    A number of articles on Omega 3 fatty acids.....
  6. Annoy A Mercury Scaremonger. Eat Fish
    Despite scare campaigns from more than two dozen U.S. activist groups who make frightening people into ditching fish a full-time job, good news about seafood is out there -- and you don't have to be a....
  7. Blood Levels of Long-Chain n-3 Fatty Acids and the Risk of Sudden
    Certain beneficial fatty acids in fish are strongly related with a reduced risk of sudden death among men without evidence of prior heart disease.....
  8. Diet and the unborn child - The omega point
    Omega-3 fatty acids are a crucial component of a healthy diet?particularly, it seems, for pregnant women wanting bright, sociable children.....
  9. Eat Fat Get Thin (11 November 2004)
    11 November 2004 Imagine a diet that actually encourages you to eat fat to get thin. In an exclusive report, Catalyst reveals new research, which suggests switching from eating one kind of fat to....
  10. Effect of eicosapentaenoic acid, an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, on UVR-related cancer risk in humans. An assessment of early genotoxic markers....
  11. Effects of Dietary Fish and Weight Reduction on Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Overweight Hypertensives (1998)
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  12. Fats of Life Newsletter
    Quarterly News for Consumers About Healthy Fats. Fats of Life Newsletter is written by nutrition scientist Joyce A. Nettleton, D.Sc., with input a Scientific Advisory Board and other science or medica....
  13. Fish and omega-3 fatty acids reduce risk of coronary heart disease
    Studies have found that a higher consumption of fish and omega-3 fatty acids is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, but most of these studies have been conducted in men. The foll....
  14. Fish can help against dementia says new study
    31 January, 2006 - ANOTHER health boost for fish has emerged from Sweden. For the right sort of fish can lower the risk of dementia, according to a new study from Finland, the Swedish newspaper aftonb....
  15. Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Cardiovascu
    Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in epidemiological and clinical trials to reduce the incidence of CVD. Large-scale epidemiological studies suggest that individuals at risk for CHD benefit from the....
  16. Fish is good food--a rich source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, important to early brain development and cardiovascular hea
    Fish is good food--a rich source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, important to early brain development and cardiovascular health....
  17. Fish oils help keep the heart running smoothly
    The best source of omega-3 fatty acids is fish and fish oils. CSIRO research showed that omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart rhythm disorders and has benefits for blood clotting and blood vessel....
  18. Fish Studies Reveal The Good Oil
    CSIRO studies of more than 120 fish species found in Australian waters are confirming that when it comes to fish, some are better for your health than others. Marine biologists are in the final stages....
  19. Fish, Health, and Sustainability (American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 29, Isue 4. November 2005)
    Health risk assessment has become an increasingly sophisticated and policy-supportive procedure over the past several decades. The advent of a common currency with which to calibrate disparate risks t....
  20. Fish: Balancing Health Risks and Benefits (American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol 29, Issue 4. November 2005)
    In this issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Teutsch, Cohen, and their colleagues1?6 present a detailed analysis of possible health effects from policies to alter fish consumption, wh....
  21. Fish: eat up, despite low levels of mercury
    Even though the world's fish contain slight amounts of mercury, eating lots of fish carries no detectable health risk from low levels of the substance, even for very young children and pregnant women,....
  22. Foods That Arm You Against Heart Attacks
    Scientists say eating the right foods could allow humans to build up stores of substances in their hearts which prevent the heart from losing its beat -- protecting it against heart attacks......
  23. Healthy eating, exercise key to keeping brain fit, say scientist
    08/09/2005 - Regular exercise and a diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3s may help the elderly stave off memory loss, said Irish scientists yesterday........
  24. Importance of n-3 fatty acids in health and disease
    In the past 2 decades, views about dietary n-3 fatty acids have moved from speculation about their functions to solid evidence that they are not only essential nutrients but also may favorably modulat....
  25. Meat, Fish, and Colorectal Cancer Risk: The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
    Background: Current evidence suggests that high red meat intake is associated with increased colorectal cancer risk. High fish intake may be associated with a decreased risk, but the existing evidence....
  26. Mercury Facts: How much fish can you really eat safely?
    The federal government’s seafood advisory is alarmist and far out of touch with the scientific mainstream. As US National Institutes of Health researcher Dr. Joseph Hibbeln told WebMD News in 2007, it “causes the harm that it was intended to prevent.”
  27. Mercury FACTS. Putting the Science of Mercury in Seafood
    This Web site is a project of the Program on Agriculture and Animal Health Policy (PAAHP) of the Center for Food, Nutrition, and Agriculture Policy (CFNAP) at the University of Maryland. The project i....
  28. Mercury: No Detectable Risk in Seafood, Study Shows
    An exhaustive study of 643 children from before birth to 9 years of age shows no detectable risk from the low levels of mercury their mothers were exposed to from eating ocean seafood, according to a ....
  29. National Seafood Educators [United States]
    NSE is Americas voice for seafood and health information inspiring consumers and health professionals, developing new product sales,leading training seminars, organizing promotions and writing award-w....
  30. National Women's Health Resource Center
    Although the link between seafood consumption and improved health has been known for decades, a number of recent studies are shedding new light on the many health benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids f....
  31. Nutritional Information (Seafood)
    Nutritionists have known for years that seafood is a source of top-quality protein. Through the educational and promotional efforts of the seafood industry, government, and academe, the general public....
  32. Oily fish 'hope' for Alzheimer's (11 April 2005)
    Scientists are hoping to discover exactly how oily fish can protect against Alzheimer's disease. It is known that eating fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel appears to cut the risk of develop....
  33. Oily fish advice: your questions answered (June 2004)
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  34. Oily fish 'hope' for Alzheimer's (11 April 2005)
    Scientists are hoping to discover exactly how oily fish can protect against Alzheimer's disease. It is known that eating fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel appears to cut the risk of developin....
  35. Omega-3 Fatty Acid Content of Fish and Seafood
    In the past decade, perhaps the single most important dietary recommendation to improve our health and prevent chronic disease is to increase our dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids which are found ....
  36. Omega-3 for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
    Have we been fishing in all the wrong places for the magic bullet for depression and bipolar disorder? Have scientists been turning a blind eye to a well-known elixir that works well for other disease....
  37. Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Regulate Syndecan-1 Expressi
    Human epidemiologic studies and animal model studies support a role for n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) in prevention or inhibition of breast cancer. However, mechanisms for this protection....
  38. Quebec Researchers find omega-3 may prevent Parkinson’s Disease
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids may play a role in preventing Parkinson’s Disease according to two Quebec scientists, funded by Parkinson Society Canada.....
  39. Seafood Health Benefits Outweigh Risks, say scientists
    WASHINGTON, DC, December 7, 2005 (ENS) - Eating seafood reduces risk for sudden death due to heart disease ? the primary killer of Americans ? by up to 90 percent say scientists and health care profes....
  40. Seafood's Nutritional Composition
                  Gram for gram, fish is one of the lowest-fat, highest protein foods.
  41. Seafood retains healthy oil after cooking (CSIRO, 13 May 2002)
    There's more good news on the 'good oils' in seafood . . . cooking doesn't diminish the high level of beneficial oils found in seafood, according to research released today by CSIRO........
  42. Seafood retains healthy oil after cooking (CSIRO, 13 May 2002)
    There's more good news on the 'good oils' in seafood . . . cooking doesn't diminish the high level of beneficial oils found in seafood, according to research released today by CSIRO....
  43. Seychelles Child Development Study - Ocean fish consumption & me
    The Seychelles Child Development Study is an excellent model ofinternational collaboration with strong ongoing partnershipsinvolving committed, stable, and competent research teamsresulting in excepti....
  44. Study Finds Government Advisories on Fish Consumption and Mercury May Do More Harm Than Good (Harvard SChool of Public Health, O
    Boston, MA ? A comparison of the risks and benefits of fish consumption suggests that government advisories warning women of childbearing age about mercury exposure should be issued with caution. The....
  45. The Links Between Diet and Behaviour
    The report backs the recommendations of the FSA that fish consumption should be increased since it is the prime source of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, but is concerned that fish sto....
  46. UK Parliamentary Report on the benefits of eating seafood
    Report by the UK Associate Parliamentary Food and Health Forum neatly sums up the current state of knowledge about the benefits of seafood. Everything from neurological development and mental health t....
  47. What's so healthy about seafood (PDF)

    Mercury Facts: How much fish can you really eat safely?
    The federal governments seafood advisory is alarmist and far out of touch with the scientific mainstream. As US National Institutes of Health researcher Dr. Joseph Hibbeln told WebMD News in 2007, it causes the harm that it was intended to prevent.

    UK Parliamentary Report on the benefits of eating seafood
    - Report by the UK Associate Parliamentary Food and Health Forum neatly sums up the current state of knowledge about the benefits of seafood. Everything from neurological development and mental health t....