N-3 fatty acids and pregnancy outcomes.

  title={N-3 fatty acids and pregnancy outcomes.},
  author={Tam{\'a}s Decsi and Berthold Koletzko},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  volume={8 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To discuss new data from the literature on the relationship between the supply of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, evaluated as the fatty acid composition of blood and breast milk, fetal and infantile development and maternal health. RECENT FINDINGS Supplementation of alpha-linolenic acid in high doses or docosahexaenoic acid in low doses did not result in a significant enhancement of the blood docosahexaenoic acid status of the… CONTINUE READING


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