Fish Oil Does not create Children Smarter


A study in the magazine of the American Medical Association corrects the false belief that fish oil fosters the cognitive progress of unborn babies. Health experts such as nutritionists or doctors often advise the oil that contains omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), to women during pregnancy. It has long been supposed to result in the support of their babies cognition.
A study at the Women's and Children's Hospital in North Adelaide experienced 2,000 women from Australia in the second half of their pregnancy. Half of the women have been treated with fish oil and the less half with a placebo.
The study exposed that all of their children developed equally fast after being born, concerning their cognitive cultivation. Language tests conducted with the babies even confirmed that children whose mothers have taken the fish oil scored lower. The information on the study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It further reveals that taking fish oil-based capsules does also not prevent women from receiving depressed within the first six months after their pregnancy.

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