Supplement omega-3 based on weightOlder, larger children using omega-3 fatty acid supplements as therapy for mood disorders—as well as those taking the supplement for general brain and heart health—may need more of the essential nutrient than smaller children, leading researchers to call for new studies into weight-appropriate dosing.
DHA fails to prevent BPD in preterm infantsPrevious studies conducted in animals and in humans have suggested that DHA might be helpful in reducing the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). However, the results of a very recent study demonstrated that the supplementation of an emulsion containing DHA did not reduce the risk of preterm infants developing BPD compared with infants who received a control emulsion without DHA.
Risks associated with omega-3 supplementation
Risks associated with omega-3 supplementationDuring my preoperative visit, my surgeon handed me a list of no less then 165 medications and supplements that I should stop taking 14 days prior to my surgery. Fish and krill oil were on the list, as were aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—as expected.
DHA supplements lower hay fever risk in premature boys (VIDEO)Michael Banks, MD, discusses a study published in Pediatrics, which concludes that DHA in high doses reduced the risk for hey fever in male toddlers who were born prematurely. Video provided by The Doctor's Channel.
Does enriched follow-up formula ward off acute respiratory infection?A study conducted in 264 3- to 4-year-old children who were attending daycare in China found that those who drank an experimental follow-up formula (FUF) had fewer and shorter episodes of acute respiratory infection (ARI) than children who consumed an unfortified cow’s milk-based beverage.