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Omega-3s and pregnancy

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Fish oil supplements given to pregnant mothers increased the hand-eye coordination of their children according to a study in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, published ahead of print Dec. 21. Janet Anne Dunstan, University of Western Australia, Australia, et al., conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in Perth, Australia on 98 pregnant women following up on their children for 2.5 years. The researchers found children in the fish oil supplemented group attained a significantly higher score for hand-eye coordination than the placebo group. The researchers also found the fish oil supplemented group scored higher on measures of receptive language (comprehension), average phrase length and vocabulary...

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