fatty acids

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.
Daily fatty acid intake doesn’t reduce CV mortality riskPatients with multiple cardiovascular (CV) risk factors are not able to reduce their mortality risk from CV causes with daily n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake, according to a long-term Italian study published May 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine.