Fish are the gateway to building strong brains:
Fifteen-year-old males who ate fish at least once a week displayed higher cognitive skills at the age of 18 than those who it ate it less frequently, according to a study of nearly 4,000 teenagers published in the March issue of Acta Paediatrica.
Eating fish once a week was enough to increase combined, verbal and visuospatial intelligence scores by an average of six per cent, while eating fish more than once a week increased them by just under 11 per cent.
Swedish researchers compared the responses of 3,972 males who took part in the survey with the cognitive scores recorded in their Swedish Military Conscription records three years later.
This may be less epic than we think: people who are smarter are likely to seek out more brain foods, which could explain why how in a study that uses averages the results came out as they did. But still, wouldn’t it be nice to have non-toxic fish available?