Navigation Links
Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 to Boost Infant Development
Date:4/21/2008

GORDONSVILLE, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study funded by Health Canada and other organizations has proven a direct correlation between dietary consumption of the omega-3 DHA* and enhanced infant development. The study, which was supervised by Universite Laval researchers and published in the Journal of Pediatrics, reveals DHA consumed during the last months of pregnancy boosts an infant's sensory, cognitive, and motor development.

The research team reached its conclusion by first measuring the amount of DHA concentration in the umbilical cord blood of 109 infants.

"DHA concentration in the umbilical cord is a good indicator of intra-uterine exposure to omega-3s during the last trimester of pregnancy, a crucial period for the development of retinal photoreceptors and neurons," said study supervisor Dr. Eric Dewailly.**

After testing the infants at six and 11 months, the researchers discovered visual acuity, cognitive development, and motor development were closely linked to DHA concentration in the umbilical cord blood at the time of their birth.

Renowned DHA expert Barbara S. Levine, R.D., Ph.D., director of the first NIH-funded Nutrition Information Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, believes the study's findings support the overall significance of an expectant mother's diet.

"For years researchers and nutritional experts have studied the importance of DHA in a pregnant woman's diet and the resulting impact these essential nutrients have on the development of her fetus," said Dr. Levine. "In addition to folic acid, which helps prevent the development of spinal bifida and other birth defects, it is necessary for expectant mother's to include DHA in their diets for brain and eye development."

Dr. Levine is a scientific advisory board member of http://www.dhaandbvitamins.org, an educational Web site developed by specialists at Weill Cornell Medical College and other major academic medical centers. She has been recommending the nutritional supplement Animi-3 to patients who need to supplement their diets with DHA and B vitamins.

"Physicians are using Animi-3 to deliver DHA, folic acid, and other vital nutrients to pregnant and nursing women, as well as new mothers with postpartum depression," said PBM Pharmaceuticals President Jack Schramm. "The DHA in Animi-3 is all natural and purified to eliminate any contaminants including those commonly found in fish."

Each capsule of Animi-3 contains 500 mg of omega-3 acids, including 350 mg of DHA. For more information, visit http://www.animi-3.com.

*docosahexaenoic acid

**Source: Universite Laval.

Retrieved April 11, 2008, from

http://relationsmedias.ulaval.ca/comm/2008/avril/consommation-omega-

pendant-les-derniers-mois-852.html?an=1 (due to the length of the URL, please copy and paste into web browser)
Animi-3 is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

Contact: Joe Shields

Director of Public Relations

(800) 959-2066 ext. 131

jshields@pbmproducts.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE PBM Pharmaceuticals
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. European Experts Recommend Pregnant and Nursing Women Take More DHA - Every Day
2. Schering-Plough Announces Imperfect Contraceptive Use Impacts Womens Emotional Well-Being
3. Karmanos Cancer Institute Research Supports Role of Inflammation to Determine Lung Cancer Risk, Particularly in African-American Women
4. Karmanos Researchers Study the Impact of Galectin-3 on Breast Cancer Disparity in Caucasian and Asian Women
5. New Study Reports That Physical Therapy Treatment Resolves Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence in Women
6. Women Invited to Join New Health Registry to Advance Research
7. Vermillions Biomarkers Prove Beneficial in Identifying Women With Ovarian Cancer and Detecting Early-Stage Disease
8. QIAGEN and Center for Molecular Medicine Create Research Collaboration for Molecular Diagnostic Markers for Breast Cancer, Other Womens Health Issues
9. Argonauta Communications Certified as Women-Owned Business by the Womens Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
10. Huge Drop in Preterm Birth-Risk Among Women Taking Folic Acid One Year Before Conception
11. Video: New Results From One of the Worlds Largest Breast Cancer Trials Herald Hope for Thousands of Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD ... OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and ... Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... medical device used to measure lung function for a ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... , Sept. 13, 2017   OrthoAtlanta has been ... Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football ... 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia ... the AFHC "I,m In" campaign, participating in many activities leading ... ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... N.J. , Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on the ... Hearing as the number one company for hearing aids, ranking ... and fifteen other brands. ... Embrace Hearing Named #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Embrace Hearing is an online store that provides high ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl ... this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in ... like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: ... souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is ... Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, ... cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to ... breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one ... an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal ... controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , Otomagnetics ... enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin and ... For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting toxicity. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):