Reduced auditory acuity in rat pups from excess and deficient omega-3 fatty acid consumption by the mother.

@article{Church2007ReducedAA,
  title={Reduced auditory acuity in rat pups from excess and deficient omega-3 fatty acid consumption by the mother.},
  author={Michael W. Church and K. -L. Catherine Jen and Tina Stafferton and John W Hotra and Brittany R Adams},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={203-10}
}
Consumption of the nutrients omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3 FA) during pregnancy and lactation is considered beneficial to fetal and infant development. It may also reduce the incidence and severity of preterm births by prolonging gestational length. However several recent human and animal studies have reported that over-supplementation with omega-3 FA, especially in the form of fish oil, can have adverse effects on fetal and infant development and the auditory brainstem response (ABR). Our goal… CONTINUE READING
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