ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

15 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds, According to Science

Magnesium Deficiency Raises Your Risk of Many Chronic Ailments

Tangerine Oil: A Citrusy Essential Oil With Well-Rounded Uses

CoQ10's Potential Capabilities for Your Health

Testosterone replacement therapy associated with improved urinary, sexual function

How Can Melatonin Benefit You?

Cloves: Boost Your Immune System the Sweet and Spicy Way

The Many Potential Health Benefits of Curcumin

Cinnamon Health Benefits Proven

8 Chia Seed Recipes

 
Print Page
Email Article

Fish oil supplementation in pregnancy and lactation may decrease the risk of infant allergy – Source: Acta Paediatrica, Sep 2009

  [ 75 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Catrin Furuhielm, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • September 24, 2009


Background: Maternal intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) during pregnancy has decreased, possibly contributing to a current increased risk of childhood allergy.

Aim: To describe the effects of maternal omega-3 long-chain PUFA [fish oil] supplementation during pregnancy and lactation on the incidence of allergic disease in infancy.

Methods: 145 pregnant women, affected by allergy themselves or having a husband or previous child with allergies, were included in a randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Daily maternal supplementation with either 1.6 g eicosapentaenoic acid and 1.1 g docosahexaenoic acid or placebo was given from the 25th gestational week to average 3 to 4 months of breastfeeding.

Skin prick tests, detection of circulating specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies and clinical examinations of the infants were performed.

Results: The period prevalence of food allergy was lower in the omega-3 group (1 of 52, 2%) compared to the placebo group (10 of 65, 15%, p < 0.05) as well as the incidence of IgE-associated eczema (omega-3 group: 4 of 52, 8%; placebo group: 15 of 63, 24%, p < 0.05). [Food allergy was 5 times as prevalent, eczema 3 times as prevalent, in the group not supplementing with omega-3 fish oil.]

Conclusion: Maternal omega-3 fatty acid supplementation may decrease the risk of food allergy and IgE-associated eczema during the first year of life in infants with a family history of allergic disease.

Source: Acta Paediatrica, Sep 2009. Furuhielm C, Warstedt K, Larsson J, Fredriksson M, Bottcher MF, Falth-Magnusson K, Duchen K. Divisions of Pediatrics and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University; Pediatric Clinic, Ryhov Hospital, Jönköping, Sweden. [Email: catrin.furuhjelm@lio.se]





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep? Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?
Thyroid Health and Fibromyalgia Thyroid Health and Fibromyalgia
A Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood A Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood
SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Soothe, Heal and Regulate Your Digestive System with Nutrient-Rich Aloe Vera Soothe, Heal and Regulate Your Digestive System with Nutrient-Rich Aloe Vera

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map