[Literature Library] Omega-3 fatty acids and preterm birth

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General Nutrition Obstetrics / Gynaecology Paediatrics Public health

A cross-sectional analysis of 184 countries revealed that deficiency of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (e.g. EPA, DHA) may be a contributing factor in preterm birth. Rate of preterm birth declined linearly with increasing omega-3 intake, up to ~600 mg daily.

Link to publication: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6527982/pdf/bmjopen-2018-027249.pdf




Ciesielski TH et al. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake norms and preterm birth rate: a cross-sectional analysis of 184 countries. BMJ Open. 2019;9(4):e027249.

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