DHA prenatal supplements did not appear to improve child brain development
(dailyRx News) Pregnant women are often encouraged to take an omega-3 fatty acid supplement called DHA in addition to prenatal vitamins. But does taking the extra supplement make a difference to the developing baby?
A recent study found that the extra DHA did not appear to affect children’s brain development for better or worse at age 4.
DHA stands for docosahexaenoic acid, and it’s thought to enhance the brain development of the fetus.
However, this long-term study did not find any major difference between the cognitive skills of children whose mothers did or did not take DHA supplements during pregnancy.
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