This work, conducted by Jianghong Liu, Jennifer Pinto-Martin and Alexandra Hanlon of the School of Nursing and Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Adrian Raine, reveals sleep as a possible mediating pathway, the potential missing link between fish and intelligence. On the study, the Chinese version of an IQ test called the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, which examines verbal and non-verbal skills such as vocabulary and coding was used. Children who reported eating fish weekly scored 4.8 points higher on the IQ exams than those who said they “seldom” or “never” consumed fish.
“We have found that omega-3 supplements reduce antisocial behavior, so it’s not too surprising that fish is behind this,” Professor Adrian Raine revealed. “Children should be introduced to eat fish, That could be as young as 10 months, as long as the fish has no bones and has been finely chopped, but should start by around age 2.,.” a conclusion of the study was. For the moment, the researchers recommend incrementally incorporating additional fish into a diet and consumption even once a week.