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.
USPSTF reaffirms benefit of folic acid supplementationThe USPSTF updates their 2009 statement on folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age. Plus: The FDA releases the final advice on fish consumption.
Omega-3s may help lower risk of type 2 diabetesHigh concentrations of serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a University of Eastern Finland study published recently in Diabetes Care. The sources of these fatty acids are fish and fish oils.
Neurotoxicant levels high in women of childbearing ageA study published online by the journal Environmental Research found that 55.8% of women ages 16 to 49 had blood levels of lead, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that exceeded the median.