Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Does adding omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids to infant formula improve brain and eye development in healthy^ full-term infants?
Bottom Line:
Adding omega-3 to infant formula has no consistently meaningful effects on neurocognitive development. One group using one measure of visual acuity consistently found benefits (about 1- line difference on Snellen chart) at 12 months that others do not and long-term data is lacking.

Publication Date: 2017-9-5
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-09-05 11:20:35