What is the relationship between seafood consumption during childhood and adolescence (up to 18 years of age) and neurocognitive development?
Approach to Answering the Question
NESR Systematic Review
Dietary Fats and Seafood Subcommittee
Systematic Review Protocol
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- Analytic framework,
- Literature search and screening plan, and
- Literature search and screening results.
For this question, seafood includes marine animals that live in the sea and in freshwater lakes and rivers. Seafood includes fish (e.g., salmon, tuna, trout, and tilapia) and shellfish (e.g., shrimp, crab, and oysters). In addition, the outcomes include neurocognitive development (developmental domains, academic performance, attention deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, and autism spectrum disorder) and neurocognitive health (cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression).
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