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Fish Oil During Pregnancy Reduces Baby’s Asthma Risk

By Gene Emery(Reuters Health) - A Danish study of 695 pregnant women is raising the possibility that fish oil supplements begun in the final three months of pregnancy may reduce the risk of asthma or persistent wheezing in offspring.The supplements brought the risk from 23.7 percent among mothers in the placebo group who took 2.4 grams of olive oil daily down to 16.9 percent in the women who got the fish oil capsules.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

At least in this study they were finally using the levels of EPA and DHA that I have always suggested for use during pregnancy. When you use a therapeutic dose, you get therapeutic effects. It is too bad they didn’t continue to provide the newborns liquid fish oil through the next 5 years. I suspect that would have seen an even greater reduction of asthma.

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