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02 August 2011

Omega-3 in pregnancy boosts baby health

Giving pregnant moms omega-3 fatty acid supplements might help prevent infection in their infants, suggests new research.

Giving pregnant moms omega-3 fatty acid supplements might help prevent infection in their infants, suggests new research.

Studies of the effect of fatty acid supplements on the immune system in kids or adults have shown inconsistent results, the authors said online in Paediatrics.

DHA and the immune systems of infants

Whether giving pregnant women extra DHA could improve their infants' immune systems has been even less clear.

 
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