Topic: Seafood and health

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Foto: Eivind Senneset/HI

Photo: Eivind Senneset/IMR

Research shows an association between eating seafood and a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, this is a complex question, and it is hard to be sure whether there is a causal link between the two things.

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Seafood and pregnancy

Seafood is a source of many nutrients that are important to the development of the foetus during pregnancy.
In a normal Norwegian diet, seafood provides iodine, marine omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and selenium.

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Can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases

Large observational studies show a connection between consuming seafood and a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.

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Seafood and body weight

Research indicates that a diet including seafood can reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes, but no clear causal link has been demonstrated.