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Omega 3 Fatty Acids

What is the role of DHA in fetal development?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid and major structural component of the brain and eyes. It's transferred most actively to baby during the third trimester, when the baby's brain is doing a lot of its growing. A minimum of 200 to 300 mg of DHA per day (and recent research indicates that more [600 to 900 mg] may be even better) through fish, fortified foods or supplements is what you should get to support a healthy pregnancy and grow a healthy baby.
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