Thursday, 6 September 2018

Fish oil supplement in pregnancy improves child’s muscle and bone development

Fish oil supplement in pregnancy improves child’s muscle and bone development

Children whose mothers take fish oil supplements during pregnancy have more muscle and stronger bones in early childhood, a new trial has found. Research from the University of Copenhagen has found that women who took the omega-3 fatty acid pills daily from halfway through their pregnancy had children with a higher BMI by age six. X-ray scans revealed these children weren’t simply carrying more unhealthy fat as they also had more lean muscle, and higher bone density than the children whose mothers took an olive oil placebo pill instead.

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