By ZARA HUSAINI HANAWALT
We’ve previously reported that fish consumption during pregnancy can bring down your baby’s asthma risk—and a more recent study has identified a similar effect where fish oil is concerned.
Danish researchers observed nearly 700 pregnant women—the women were given 2.4-gram tablets containing either fish oil or olive oil. Researchers monitored the health of their children for five years after this…and while 24 percent of the children whose mothers were given olive oil had developed wheezing or asthma by age five, only 17 percent of the children whose mothers took fish oil appeared to have the same issues.
This finding isn’t exactly groundbreaking: The idea that fish oil could benefit pregnant women has been around for quite some time, and the researchers involved with this particular study weren’t surprised to find a link.