Omega 3 fatty acids, gestation and pregnancy outcomes.

  title={Omega 3 fatty acids, gestation and pregnancy outcomes.},
  author={Elvira Larqu{\'e} and Alfonso Gil-S{\'a}nchez and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Prieto-S{\'a}nchez and Berthold Koletzko},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={107 Suppl 2},
Pregnancy is associated with a reduction in maternal serum docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 n-3) percentage and its possible depletion in the maternal store. Since the synthesis of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) in the fetus and placenta is low, both the maternal LCPUFA status and placental function are critical for their supply to the fetus. Maternal supplementation with DHA up to 1 g/d or 2·7 g n-3 LCPUFA did not have any harmful effect. DHA supplementation in large studies… CONTINUE READING
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