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Maternal Omega-3 Reduces Eczema Risk in Children

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy could cut the risk of babies developing eczema and egg allergies by over a third, say researchers.

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy could cut the risk of babies developing eczema and egg allergies by over a third, say researchers.  Writing in the Bristish Medical Journal, researchers say that supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of atopic eczema in children by around 38%, and halves the risk of a child developing egg allergy.

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Source:  Nathan Gray, Nutraingredients online 31 January 2012

British Medical Journal: Published online ahead of print

"Effect of n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in pregnancy on infants' allergies in first year of life: randomised controlled trial"

Authors: D J Palmer, T Sullivan, M S Gold, SL Prescott, R Heddie, et al

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