Fish Oil Promising Against Postpartum Depression in Small Trial – HealthDay – By Robert Preidt – (Tuesday, April 12, 2011) –

by drsjbecker on April 15, 2011

TUESDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) — Consuming omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil capsules during pregnancy may reduce a woman’s risk of postpartum depression, according to a new study.

Researchers looked at 52 pregnant women who took either a placebo or a fish oil capsule containing 300 milligrams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) five days a week each week from weeks 24 to 40 of pregnancy. DHA is a prominent omega-3 fatty acid.


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