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Women Most Likely to Benefit from Personalization of Omega-3s in Pregnancy to Reduce the Risk of Early Preterm Birth

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Maria Makrides
Topic(s): Low Birth Weight


Omega-3 supplementation has been well reviewed over the years with regards to its effects on preventing preterm births. With this, duration of gestation being longer, there has been an increase in mean birthweight and a decrease in risk for low birthweight. Women with low omega-3 status are at higher risk of early birth compared to women with sufficient status. Correcting low omega-3 status can reduce the risk of early birth.