DHA transfer during breast-feeding

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, specifically arachidonic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a major component of fish oil, are accumulated in the brain of the fetus and infant during the last... Read more »

Fish oil accelerates immune system maturation in infants

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Infants are born with an immature immune system. Important characteristics of the immature immune system are an inadequate ability to produce certain cytokines (hormones that activate the immune system), notably... Read more »

Omega-3 fatty acids and child development

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Fetal life and early infancy are recognized as critical periods for brain development and growing evidence suggests that early nutrition plays a role in neurodevelopment. Furthermore, the long-chain omega-3 fatty... Read more »