A new study shows that increasing Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intake during pregnancy can reduce the risk of preterm birth. Philippa Middleton, associate professor of SAHMR, said premature birth is an important global health problem and it is estimated that 15 million babies are born prematurely every year worldwide. Most of the gestation period between 38 weeks and 42 weeks, born before 37 weeks, is premature.
The researchers found that the increase in long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids in pregnant women increased the following: the risk of preterm birth (less than 37 weeks of gestation) was reduced by 11%, and the risk of early preterm birth (less than 34 weeks of gestation) was reduced. 42%. At present, there are few ways and means to prevent premature birth, so it is very important for pregnant women, babies and nursing.
At present, many pregnant women in the UK have begun to increase their intake of Omega-3 fatty acids. The optimal dose for preventing premature Omega-3 fatty acids is 500 to 1000 mg per day (at least 500 mg DHA), and it needs to be supplemented from the 12th week of pregnancy. . I hope that this product can be promoted globally as soon as possible.