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No Evidence Fish Oil in Pregnancy Makes for Brainier Kids

By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Popping prenatal supplements that contain fish oil won't make your child any smarter, a new study suggests. That finding comes from a seven-year follow-up of an earlier trial comparing use of supplements containing DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) to use of a placebo during the last half of pregnancy.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
If you use placebo doses, you get placebo results.  I have always recommended 2.5 grams of EPA and DHA (not just DHA) for a pregnant mother, and then continuing to give the child about 1 gram of EPA and DHA for the first two years after birth and 2.5 grams of EPA and DHA thereafter.  Then you will see results.  The doses used in this study came nowhere close to those recommendations.

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