Journal article

A Randomized Trial of Prenatal n-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Preterm Delivery

M Makrides, K Best, L Yelland, A McPhee, S Zhou, J Quinlivan, J Dodd, E Atkinson, H Safa, J van Dam, N Khot, G Dekker, M Skubisz, A Anderson, B Kean, A Bowman, C McCallum, K Cashman, R Gibson

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest | Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins | Published : 2020

Abstract

Although early preterm deliveries (before 34 wk of gestation) only comprise 20% of all preterm deliveries, they are more likely to result in neonatal death or childhood disability. The rate of preterm deliveries is rising around the world, and previous research has indicated a significant relationship between reduced fish consumption during pregnancy and higher preterm delivery rates. In this study, the investigators examined the connection between n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplements and the percentage of pregnant women who experienced preterm delivery.