|Mom’s who take omega-3 fatty acids have babies with better vision|
|Written by Dr. Bruce Holub|
|Monday, 31 July 2006 00:00|
Professor Sheila Innis reported results from her clinical trial on Thursday July 27 at the Congress for the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) being held in Cairns Australia. In this double-blind randomized study, 100 pregnant women received a daily placebo (control) or 400 mg supplemental DHA Omega-3 fatty acid for 16 to 36 weeks of pregnancy. Blood measurements and subsequent breast milk levels of DHA were analyzed in conjunction with visual acuity assessments in their babies.
When interviewed by dhaomega3.org immediately following her lecture on site in Cairns, Prof. Innis gave the following quote: “However, it is clear that because providing additional DHA can have positive effects, at least on early measure of infant development, many women are at risk of inadequate intake.”
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2009 02:07|