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Hyaluronic Acid Center, Neptune Krill Oil & Rejuvenation Science for Doctors

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Fish Oil for Postpartum Depression

Previous studies have suggested that consuming adequate amounts of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (i.e., eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid from fish oil) during pregnancy may reduce the incidence of preterm delivery and enhance the development of the brain and visual system of the fetus. The results of the present study suggest that fish oil may also be useful for treating (and presumably preventing) postpartum depression.

Supplementing with alpha-linolenic acid from flaxseed oil or other vegetable oils may not be as effective as using fish oil, because the capacity of the body to convert alpha-linolenic acid to eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid is limited.

View details on this omega-3 fish oil for postpartum depression study

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