Asthma risk reduced by 29 percent for children born to mothers taking omega-3 supplements

A lower incidence of respiratory infections were observed among children whose mothers took omega-3 supplements.A Danish study has recommended that expecting mothers take omega-3 fatty acid supplements to reduce the risk of their children becoming asthmatic. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen followed 700 women from the 24th week of pregnancy until their children were five years old. During the third trimester of pregnancy, when their babies' lungs were developing, the test subjects were given a daily dose of either 2.4 grams of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish oil) or 2.4 grams of olive oil.

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