Associations of seafood and elongated n-3 fatty acid intake with fetal growth and length of gestation: results from a US pregnancy cohort.

@article{Oken2004AssociationsOS,
  title={Associations of seafood and elongated n-3 fatty acid intake with fetal growth and length of gestation: results from a US pregnancy cohort.},
  author={Emily Oken and Ken P. Kleinman and Sj{\'u}rour Fr{\'o}oi Olsen and Janet Rich-Edwards and Matthew W Gillman},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={160 8},
  pages={774-83}
}
Previous studies, mainly among populations with high consumption of seafood, have suggested that increased marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake during pregnancy promotes longer gestation and higher birth weight. Few studies have isolated the contribution of fetal growth to birth weight. Using data from 2,109 pregnant women in Massachusetts enrolled in Project Viva from 1999 to 2002, the authors examined associations of marine n-3 PUFA and seafood intake with birth weight and… CONTINUE READING