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 they took fish-oil pills during their pregnancy scored higher than average on intelligence tests at age 6.

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