Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Can fish oil supplementation during pregnancy prevent allergic disease in children?
Bottom-line:
Fish oil in pregnancy is likely ineffective at preventing allergic disease in offspring as decreases in either eczema^ food allergies^ or asthma in one study are generally not found in others and any positive effects seem to wane over time. Enthusiastic mothers could try fish oil supplements from ~20th week of gestation to delivery to prevent allergic disease in^ at best^ one in ~20 children.

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Publication Date: 2017-4-3
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-04 07:46:40