Aug 052013
 
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Fish Oil

Fish Oil Beneficial During Pregnancy

Pregnant women who consume fish oil have less chances of suffering a miscarriage or experiencing serious complications like pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes, according to an Australian study.

Researchers from the University of Western Australia have found that fish oil not only helps prevent serious pregnancy complications but it also encourages fetal growth.

Fish Oil Beneficial During Pregnancy:

While it’s a known fact that fish oil assists in fetal brain development, a recent study revealed that omega-3 fatty acids present in fish oil can also keep pregnant women safe from miscarriages, pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes.

Scientists have found that fish oil addresses a variety of medical disorders by lessening placental inflammation. Indeed, fish oil consumption helps improve the functioning of the placenta.

Taking fish oil resulted in the placenta having a higher level of resolvins, the study revealed. Resolvins are novel compounds formed from omega-3 fatty acids and effectively address inflammatory conditions.

The findings suggest that the placenta can convert fish oil into resolvins, which help prevent placental inflammation.

About 1/3rd of women experience inflammatory conditions during their pregnancy. Fish oil can prevent that and reduce placental inflammation.”

Rich sources of fish oil are leafy vegetables, walnuts and dark oily, fish such as tuna, salmon and mackerel, as well as certain oils like flaxseed oil. It’s also commonly taken via supplements.

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Shil Mitra

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