Author Interviews, OBGYNE, Omega-3 Fatty Acids / 18.11.2018
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Philippa Middelton MPH Associate Professor Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Adelaide, Australia MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: For several decades, it has been known that fish or fish oils can lengthen gestation. In our Cochrane review of 70 studies and nearly 20,000 women we show that fish oil (mainly as omega-3 fatty acid supplements), prevents premature birth, specifically
- An 11% reduction in premature birth < 37 weeks gestation;
- And a 42% reduction in premature birth < 34 weeks gestation.