Prenatal supplementation with DHA improves attention at 5 y of age: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Ramakrishnan2016PrenatalSW,
  title={Prenatal supplementation with DHA improves attention at 5 y of age: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Usha Ramakrishnan and In{\'e}s Gonz{\'a}lez-Casanova and Lourdes Schnaas and Ann M Digirolamo and Amado David Quezada and Beth C Pallo and Wei Hao and Lynnette M Neufeld and Juan A Rivera and Aryeh D Stein and Reynaldo Martorell},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={
          1075-1082
        }
}
BACKGROUND Docosahexanoic acid (DHA) is an important constituent of the brain. Evidence from well-designed intervention trials of the long-term benefits of increasing DHA intake during pregnancy has been sparse. OBJECTIVE We evaluated global cognition, behavior, and attention at age 5 y in the offspring of Mexican women who participated in a randomized controlled trial of prenatal DHA supplementation. DESIGN A total of 1094 women were randomly assigned to receive 400 mg of either DHA or… CONTINUE READING
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