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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Addition During Pregnancy

Middleton, Philippa; Gomersall, Judith C.; Gould, Jacqueline F.; Shepherd, Emily; Olsen, Sjurdur F.; Makrides, Maria

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: April 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 4 - p 189–191
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000554434.11750.dc

(Abstracted from Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018;11:CD003402)

Preterm birth is a leading cause of disability or death in the first 5 years of life. Higher intake of foods containing omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs), such as fish, during pregnancy has been associated with longer gestations and improved perinatal outcomes.

Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (P.M., J.C.G., M.M.); School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide (J.F.G.); ARCH: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies, Robinson Research Institute, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide (E.S.), Adelaide, Australia; Centre for Fetal Programming, Department of Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark (S.F.O.); School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide (M.M.); and Women's and Children's Health Research Institute, North Adelaide (M.M.), Australia

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