Omega-3 supplements during pregnancy may protect children from high blood pressure – even if they become obese


Pregnant women who eat a daily portion of oily fish or take supplements may protect their unborn child from high blood pressure, a new study found.

Studying obese children under the age of six, researchers found some did not experience the typical spike in systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure.

Further research showed most of those children had mothers who’d taken DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid) during pregnancy.

The best results were seen in children of women who’d taken 600 milligrams of DHA a day.

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