Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Asthma Risk in Children by One-Third
|12/29/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Pregnant women who take certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements can reduce by one-third the risk that their offspring will develop asthma, according to a new study.
The investigation, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that women who received 2.4 grams of long-chain omega-3 supplements in the last three months of pregnancy reduced their child’s risk of asthma by 31 percent.
Coldwater fish, notably salmon and sardines, are good sources of omega-3 acids.
Experts say the nutrients have long been known to have anti-inflammatory properties and are key to regulating immune response in humans. Asthma is an immune system disorder.
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