researchers concluded that omega-3 DHA supplementation during pregnancy was statistically significant in decreasing the occurrence of colds in children from birth up to 6 months
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
The long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), such as found in Omega XL, influences immune function and inflammation; however, the influence of maternal DHA supplementation on infant illnesses is unknown. Recently, researchers in a multi-clinical trial investigated the effects of prenatal DHA supplementation on the common cold in infants.
In a double-blind randomized controlled trial, pregnant women received daily supplementation with 400 mg of DHA or placebo from 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy through childbirth.
Data were available at 1, 3, and 6 months for 849, 834, and 834 infants, respectively. At 1 month, the DHA group experienced 26%, 15%, and 30% shorter duration of cough, phlegm, and wheezing, respectively. At 3 months, infants in the DHA group spent 14% less time ill. At 6 months, infants in the DHA group experienced 20%, 13%, 54%, 23%, and 25% shorter duration of fever, nasal secretion, difficulty breathing, rash, and “other illness,” respectively.
Considering the relatively large population of infants studied, the researchers concluded that omega-3 DHA supplementation during pregnancy was statistically significant in decreasing the occurrence of colds in children from birth up to 6 months of age.
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Prenatal Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation and Infant Morbidity: Randomized Controlled Trial
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