By JENNY MARCHAL
The study showed a significant reduction of asthma in children whose mothers had taken fish oil supplements.
A study from Denmark has been looking into the effects of taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy and have found women who took them in the last trimester significant;y reduce their child’s risk of developing asthma.
In the study, 700 pregnant women were put into two groups – one taking a dose of 2.4 grams of fish oil supplements and the others receiving a placebo. Among the children whose mothers took the fish oil supplement 16.9 percent developed asthma by the time they were three years old. While 23.7 percent of the children whose mothers took the placebo developed asthma – while the 7 percent may not seem significant, it actually translates to a 31 percent risk reduction.