Is high consumption of fatty fish during pregnancy a risk factor for fetal growth retardation? A study of 44,824 Danish pregnant women
Cast your vote
You can rate an item by clicking the amount of stars they wish to award to this item.
When enough users have cast their vote on this item, the average rating will also be shown.
Your vote was cast
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback
MetadataShow full item record
CitationAm. J. Epidemiol. 2007, 166(6):687-96
AbstractThe authors examined the relation between fish consumption during pregnancy and fetal growth among 44,824 women from the Danish National Birth Cohort (1996-2002). They evaluated the associations between consumption of total fish, fatty fish, and lean fish in midpregnancy and birth weight, birth length, and head circumference among singleton full-term infants. Fish consumption was ascertained by food frequency questionnaire. The birth of infants classified below the 10th percentile for gestational age and gender was significantly increased among women who consumed more than 60 g of fish per day, as compared with women who consumed 5 g or less per day. Adjusted odds ratios were 1.24 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.03, 1.49) for birth weight and 1.21 (95% CI: 1.01, 1.43) for head circumference. The adjusted odds ratio was borderline significant for birth length (odds ratio = 1.20, 95% CI: 1.00, 1.45). These increases in risk were followed by small decreases in average values for these growth measures. Furthermore, the inverse association for total fish consumption could be explained by consumption of fatty fish, while no association was found for lean fish. These results indicate that consumption of fatty fish, a known route of exposure to persistent organic pollutants, could be associated with reduced fetal growth.
DescriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links field
- Fish consumption during pregnancy, prenatal mercury exposure, and anthropometric measures at birth in a prospective mother-infant cohort study in Spain.
- Authors: Ramón R, Ballester F, Aguinagalde X, Amurrio A, Vioque J, Lacasaña M, Rebagliato M, Murcia M, Iñiguez C
- Issue date: 2009 Oct
- Linking exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls with fatty fish consumption and reduced fetal growth among Danish pregnant women: a cause for concern?
- Authors: Halldorsson TI, Thorsdottir I, Meltzer HM, Nielsen F, Olsen SF
- Issue date: 2008 Oct 15
- Maternal fish consumption and infant birth size and gestation: New York State Angler Cohort Study.
- Authors: Buck GM, Tee GP, Fitzgerald EF, Vena JE, Weiner JM, Swanson M, Msall ME
- Issue date: 2003 Jun 2
- Maternal seafood consumption and infant birth weight, length and head circumference in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.
- Authors: Brantsæter AL, Birgisdottir BE, Meltzer HM, Kvalem HE, Alexander J, Magnus P, Haugen M
- Issue date: 2012 Feb
- Associations between maternal decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee consumption and fetal growth and gestational duration.
- Authors: Eskenazi B, Stapleton AL, Kharrazi M, Chee WY
- Issue date: 1999 May