DHA Supplements Taken During Pregnancy May Protect Infants from Colds
A new study has found that pregnant women who take docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements during pregnancy have babies who are better able to fend off colds and other viruses than babies whose mothers did not take the supplements. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the March of Dimes Foundation, and was published in the September 2011 issue of the journal Pediatrics. As Boston.com reports:
DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid found in many ocean fish and available in the form of fish oil supplement capsules.