Fish consumption is linked to a lower incidence of preterm birth

Eating fish up to three times a week has been linked to reduction in preterm births and increased the duration of pregnancy in women who have already experienced one preterm birth. In this ancillary study, women (n = 852) who ate fish less than once a month had a 48.6% chance of a preterm birth compared to women who ate fish more often (35.9%, p<0.001). There was no further decrease in preterm birth risk in women consuming more than three servings of fish a week. Eating three servings of fish reduced the risk of a preterm birth by 40% (OR: 0.6, 95% CI: 0.38-0.95). Thus moderate fish intake before 22 weeks of gestation supports the current recommendations of the US Food and Drug administration as it was associated with a reduction in repeat preterm births.

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Klebanoff, M.A., et al., Fish consumption, erythrocyte fatty acids, and preterm birth. Obstet Gynecol, 2011. 117(5): p. 1071-7.