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DHA in infants

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Supplementation of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in breastfeeding mothers leads to improved psychomotor skills in infants at 30 months of age, according to a study by Craig Jensen, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, et al., published in the July American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The double-blind, placebo-controlled study included 227 breastfeeding mothers given 200 mg DHA or placebo daily for four months. DHA supplementation led to higher infant plasma phospholipid DHA content as well as a higher Bayley Psychomotor Development Index at 30 months, "but results in no other advantages either at or before this age," the study concludes...
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