The Fish, Seafood and Health (FISH) research group focuses on examining the health benefits of fish and seafood across the lifecycle both in terms of protecting from disease as well as in the management of clinical conditions.
Fish and seafood are key dietary staples for many populations and represent a diverse source of nutrients including protein, selenium, iodine, vitamin D, and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. The nutrients present within fish play a key role in health across the lifecycle, particularly during pregnancy for optimal foetal growth and development. However, fish also contain small amounts of methylmercury (MeHg) which can, at higher exposures, have neurotoxic effects.
We are part of a wider international research project known as the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study (SCDS), an international collaborative project involving the University of Rochester, New York; the Ministries of Health and Education in the Republic of Seychelles and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.