This is what I believe is part of the dramatic rise in autism. Omega-3 is so critical to infant brain development and with the extremely high levels of omega-6 in most Americans, it would take even more omega-3 to support proper brain development. Learn how to avoid omega-6–read my book. Take omega-3 supplements.
APrON study suggests pregnant & lactating women not meeting recommended intake
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)
Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) is a birth cohort involving over two thousand women and their infants from Calgary and Edmonton that was funded by Alberta Innovates Health Solutions and includes researchers at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. The main objective of APrON is to understand the relationship between maternal nutrient status during pregnancy and maternal mental health and child health and development. As part of the project, the APrON team studied the first 600 women in the cohort during and after their pregnancy to see whether they were consuming enough omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3-LCPUFA) to meet current recommendations. The team has just published their results in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.
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