Magic of Omega-3 Fatty Acid During Pregnancy

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM Women Health News
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Omega-3 fatty acids are a great blessing for expectant mothers.

A recent report presented at the Experimental Biology meeting found that omega-3 fatty acid consumed during pregnancy can cut risk of postpartum depression symptoms.
 Magic of Omega-3 Fatty Acid During Pregnancy
Magic of Omega-3 Fatty Acid During Pregnancy

In a study, researchers asked 50 pregnant women to take either a fish oil capsule for 5 days a week or placebo.

Results clearly pointed to the benefits of fish oil consumption as women who consumed fish oil capsules scored markedly lower on postpartum depression screening tests.



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With the incidence of postpartum depression rising, pregnant mothers should be cautious about their health. They should take omega-3 while pregnant to ensure that after their delivery, postpartum depression will not attack them.

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