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Question

What is the relationship between seafood consumption during pregnancy and lactation and neurocognitive development of the infant?

Approach to Answering the Question
NESR Systematic Review

Subcommittee
Dietary Fats and Seafood Subcommittee

Systematic Review Protocol
Developed for each scientific question being examined, the protocol describes the plan for how the systematic review will be conducted. The protocol provides the: 

  • 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 developmental domains, academic performance, attention deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, and autism spectrum disorder.

For additional details, see the full protocol for the question, what is the relationship between seafood consumption during pregnancy and lactation and neurocognitive development of the infant? This protocol is up-to-date as of: 10/22/2019

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Draft Conclusion
This page will be updated with the draft conclusion once it has been developed. Draft conclusions are not considered final until they have been deliberated with and decided upon by the full Committee and published in the Committee’s report.