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Taking Fish Oil During Pregnancy Is Found To Lower Child’s Asthma Risk

The incidence has more than doubled in developed countries in recent decades. More than six million children in the United States have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as do more than 330 million children and adults worldwide, according to the Global Asthma Network.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The levels of EPA and DHA used in that study (2.4 grams per day) are what I consider to be the minimal dose for both postnatal brain and immunological development. It is too bad they didn’t look at the AA/EPA ratio as that would have been an even more robust marker of inflammation as opposed to only the total EPA and DHA content in the blood.

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