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Martek, March of Dimes Partner to Promote Importance of DHA
Date:4/1/2009

DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids are Essential to Health of Pregnant Women and Babies, March of Dimes Says

COLUMBIA, Md., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq: MATK), announced today that it is partnering with March of Dimes, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, to promote the importance of DHA during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Pregnant women and nursing mothers can now learn more about the important role of DHA omega-3 fatty acids in their own health and that of their babies in new educational materials from the March of Dimes.

The March of Dimes suggests that pregnant women consume at least 200 milligrams of DHA, one of the three major omega-3 fatty acids, every day to help support fetal brain and eye development. After the baby is born, DHA omega-3 fatty acids consumed through breastfeeding may also help support mental, visual, and motor skill development, the March of Dimes says.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in certain types of fish, nuts, and vegetable oils. However, DHA is present naturally in specific fatty fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and tuna, as well as algal oil, organ meats and breast milk. Pregnant or nursing women or those planning a pregnancy should eat up to 12 ounces of low-mercury content fish per week and avoid high-mercury content fish, the March of Dimes advises. Guidelines on safe fish consumption are available on the March of Dimes Web site at: http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/159_823.asp

For women who are vegetarians, or who have safety concerns about fish, foods fortified with DHA or a
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