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ISSFAL supports 'important role’ for omega-3s for lower pre-term birth risks

Date: 03/10/2022

Women who are low in omega-3 fatty acids will benefit most from omega-3 LCPUFA supplementation to reduce their risk of early birth. In such cases supplementation with a total of about 1,000 mg of DHA plus EPA is effective at reducing risk of early birth, preferably with supplementation commencing before 20 weeks’ gestation.


Study calls for change in guidance about eating fish during pregnancy

Date: 06/09/2022

The guidance for pregnancy should highlight 'Eat at least two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily'—and omit all warnings that certain fish should not be eaten.


Study shows early preterm births can be decreased with DHA supplementation

Date: 18/05/2021

This study is a potential game changer for obstetricians and their patients - the dramatic decrease in early preterm birth with DHA supplementation will improve short- and long -term outcomes for children.


Halved risk for severe retinal disease in extremely premature infants

Date: 02/02/2021

Risk for a severe form of retinopathy of prematurity, which can cause blindness in extremely premature babies, was halved when the newborns were given a new supplement combining various fatty acids.


12 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - New study on omega-3 fatty acid supplements and preterm birth prevention

Date: 12/09/2019

Taking high dose of omega-3 fatty acids does not reduce the risk of preterm births per se, but it depends on the existing levels in each individual, says research.


1 July 2019 - Nutraingredients - ‘Elegant’ study deepens our understanding of how we respond to EPA & DHA omega-3s

Date: 01/07/2019

Humans consuming omega-3 supplements can convert EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) to DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), but this is only a one-way street, and no retroconversion occurs, says a new study that extends our knowledge of how we respond to supplementation.


Psychology Today - The Brain Needs Animal Fat

Date: 31/03/2019

Why humans can't thrive on plants alone


27 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Adequate prenatal omega-3 intake can vastly lower preterm birth risk: DSM expert

Date: 27/02/2019

Danger of spontaneous pre-term births can be reduced by implementing omega-3 supplementation early on in pregnancy - summary of presentation given at the 2019 NutraIngredients Omega-3 Summit


7 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could omega-3 fatty acids help prevent miscarriages?

Date: 07/02/2019

Compounds found in fish oil prevent pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, neonatal death, and stillbirth, in mice when the complications are caused by a common oral bacteria, according to new research.


15 November 2018 - The Conversation - Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy reduce the risk of premature birth

Date: 15/11/2018

Pregnant women who increase their intake of omega-3 long-chain fatty acids are less likely to have a premature birth, according to a new Cochrane Review, updating initial research carried out in 2006.


3 August 2018 - MedicalXpress - Low plasma levels of omega-3 fatty acids associated with preterm birth

Date: 03/08/2018

Pregnant women who had low plasma levels of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in their first and second trimesters were at a significantly higher risk of early preterm birth when compared with women who had higher levels of these fatty acids, according to new research.


3 August 2018 - MedicalXpress - Pregnant women encouraged to eat cold-water fish

Date: 03/08/2018

“At a time when many pregnant women are hearing messages encouraging them to avoid intake of fish altogether due to mercury content, our results support the importance of ensuring adequate intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in pregnancy," says Sjurdur F. Olsen, adjunct professor of nutrition at Harvard Chan School.


28 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Improved nutrition for extremely low birth weight preemies

Date: 28/12/2017

At the neonatology ward of the Vienna General Hospital (Medical University Vienna), physicians compared two mixtures of intravenous lipids for nutrition with support coming from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).



8 March 2017 - Nutraingredients - Low omega-3 intakes a ‘concern’ for pregnant women: US data

Date: 08/03/2017

Pregnant women in the US should be encouraged to consume more omega-3s, with a new analysis showing that intakes of EPA and DHA are falling short of recommendations.




25 Feb 2014 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3-rich fish intake during pregnancy may boost birth weight for babies: European data

Date: 25/02/2014

Higher intakes of fish during pregnancy may lead to infants with a higher birth weight, as well as reducing the risk of pre-term births, according to data from 19 European birth cohort studies