The offspring of mice who don’t get enough DHA during pregnancy are more likely to have pups that display schizophrenia-like symptoms.
The fatty acid DHA is crucial for fetal brain development in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Fish oil capsules are marketed as prenatal supplements to improve brain development in children. But now top quality evidence suggests they won’t make any difference in women eating a balanced diet.
Eating healthfully adds up quickly.
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Consumers tend to think that healthy foods have to cost more than their less nutritional counterparts. New psychological research looks at how pervasive this is.
It’s been suggested that fish oil is the snake oil of our generation.
An estimated one in four Australians currently take fish oil supplements daily because of its perceived benefits. There are suggestions that fish oil is good for a range of health conditions including…