Intake Of Certain Fatty Acid Appears To Improve Neurodevelopment For Preterm Girls, But Not Boys

Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 00:49 in Health & Medicine

Preterm infant girls who received a high amount of dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid) had higher measures of neurodevelopment than preterm girls who received a standard amount of DHA, but this effect was not seen among preterm boys, according to a study in the Jan. 14 issue of JAMA.

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