Feeding fish to kids may prevent allergies

April 17, 2013

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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