Study downplays benefits of taking fish oil during pregnancy

09/29/2011 | Reuters

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found similar outcomes in the intelligence tests of 154 children whose mothers were randomized to take fish oil supplements, folate, fish oil plus folate or a placebo during the second half of their pregnancy. However, researchers said that children whose mothers had high docosahexaenoic acid levels regardless of whether or not they took fish oil pills during their pregnancy scored higher-than-average on intelligence tests at age six.

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