Fish Oil During Pregnancy Improves Hand-Eye Coordination in Toddlers

Pregnant women may have another reason to take fish
oil supplements during pregnancy. A study by Australian researchers found that
toddlers of women who took the omega-3-rich supplements during pregnancy had
better hand-eye coordination
than toddlers whose mothers did

Further, babies that had high levels
of omega-3 fatty acids in their umbilical cord
blood were also more likely to have good hand-eye coordination. This is just the
latest research to support fish oil during pregnancy, a recommendation that is
increasingly gaining
, even in conventional medicine (plus,
fish oil supplements are growing in popularity as concerns over mercury in fish
have increased).

fats in fish oil have also found to be beneficial for:
• Depression risks during
• Allergy prevention in
• Fetal growth 
• Preventing premature

Source: Health Scout December 21, 2006

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