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This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire. Orlando, FL -- ( SBWIRE ) -- 07/24/2015 -- Omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA or docosahexaenoic acid, are widely believed to be helpful for cardiovascular health. Consumption of DHA is also recommended by healthcare professionals during pregnancy and lactation, because it provides health benefits for both mother and baby. Experts reveal the recommended dose of DHA for pregnant women. DHA can be obtained from fish such as mackerel, herring, salmon and tuna, and expecting mothers can incorporate these food sources in their diet. It is imperative that they know exactly how much they need to take to make the most out of its benefits. "DHA can be obtained from food sources, but pregnant women also have the option to take fish oil supplements," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan. Pregnancy increases the need for DHA in the body because of the increasing demands of the growing baby. DHA feeds and accumulates in the brain of the baby, especially during the third trimester up to the first year of life. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the recommended dose for pregnant and lactating women is 200 mg of DHA per day. There is a daily allowance recommended for DHA, but the Dietary Reference Intakes recommend for health adults an Adequate Intake level for omega-3 fatty acids. It is best that females who are pregnant and lactating consume two 3 oz servings of fatty fish on a weekly basis. This is considered an adequate DHA intake that provides a minimum of 500 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day. Salmon is considered to be the best fish source of DHA. However, it is imperative for pregnant women to remember that they should avoid eating fish such as mackerel, shark, swordfish and tilefish. They may also limit their intake of albacore tuna to less than 6 oz per week as the fish is believed to contain high mercury levels. Individuals who want to consume omega-3s such as DHA, but do not want to eat fish, may instead take fish oil supplements. Fish oil supplements have become very popular these days, and as a matter of fact, they are used not just by pregnant women but also by children and adults of any gender. These supplements are marketed to help improve the cognitive function of both mother and baby as well as reduce the risk of postpartum depression in mothers. According to. Source: www.digitaljournal.com
DUBAI: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) #smart_clinic discussed the importance of breastfeeding during their smart clinic. Information was disseminated via DHA’s Twitter and Instagram account as well as through Periscope. Dr Amal Al Mulla, gynaecologist and lactation consultant at Latifa Hospital, highlighted that breastfeeding has several health benefits for the mother and child. Breastfeeding is known to prevent respiratory illnesses, recurrent ear infections and other health problems in babies. Breastfeeding is also linked to reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. “Initiating breastfeeding within an hour of birth, and continuing it up to a minimum of 6 months, is essential for the baby’s growth and immunity. There are several proven health benefits of breastfeeding to the mother and child. But in order to ensure that more women breastfeed, we need to provide them with the proper support right from the pregnancy stage. Physicians and nurses have an opportunity to emphasise breastfeeding education beginning with preconception visits and continuing through prenatal care, delivery and postpartum care. She added that DHA hospitals – Dubai and Latifa – are baby-friendly. In addition to education and lactation consultation right through pregnancy, the hospitals also have helpline numbers so that women facing difficulties with breastfeeding have immediate assistance. All these measures have led to high rates of breastfeeding among women who deliver at DHA hospitals. According to Dubai Hospital’s statistics, in 2014, of the total number of women who delivered babies at the hospital, 91. 8 per cent opted for exclusive breastfeeding, 8. 10 per cent opted for mixed feeding due to medial reasons, and less than one... Dr Mehnaz Gul, gynaecologist at Dubai Hospital, said that mothers need to be well aware that breastfeeding is not only vital for their babies, but is also important for their own health and wellbeing. “It reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, lessens the chances of developing osteoporosis, promotes emotional health, and assists in postpartum weight loss. Mothers with diabetes will find that they need less insulin and have more stable blood sugar levels when breastfeeding. Moreover, the hormone oxytocin which is released during breastfeeding makes the mother relaxed. Source: gulftoday.ae
A recent study suggests that a 3-month course of Omega-3 pills may help young patients with a high risk of developing schizophrenia or other psychiatric illnesses stay out of harm’s way. Researchers reported that they observed such effects after seven years in which participants took the supplements at least 12 weeks per year. The recent study is the first to find a strong link between fish oil and a reduced risk of psychiatric disorders. Researchers underscored the supplement’s efficacy since a very brief course of capsules proved so effective in reducing such devastating diseases among young adult population. The recent study, which was published this week in the journal Nature Communications, confirms previous studies on fish oil’s positive outcomes on mental health. Past studies had shown that Omega-3 fatty acids which are abundant in fish oil capsules, but also in salmon, tuna, and mackerel are efficient in enhancing the effects of antidepressants and anti-ADHD drugs. Omega 3 was also found effective is reducing pregnant women’s post-partum depression and was heavily recommended by doctors for that reason after pregnancy for years. Additionally, decades-old studies had shown that fish oil boosted memory in students and young adults. In the latest research, scientists focused on a group of population that is particularly at risk of developing severe mental illnesses. Study participants were teens and adults aged 13 to 25 who had a history of delusional thinking and hallucination, or had relatives who were diagnosed with mental disorders and their mental health was continuously deteriorating. Young people who have these problems or a family history of mental illness have an up to 40 percent chance of developing a serious mental illness mostly schizophrenia in their adult years. And about 70 percent of those at high risk of schizophrenia can be affected by other mental disorders including severe depression, drug abuse, or bipolar disorder. Mental health experts explained that these teens or young adults may have a hard time when a mental illness installs because the drugs taken to treat it are especially impairing and have a series of side effects. Plus, those medications do not cure schizophrenia, they just try to make it socially acceptable. In the study 41 volunteers took a daily dose of Omega-3 with 700 mg of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 480 mg of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for. Source: www.wallstreetotc.com
Universal supplementation with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during the last two trimesters of pregnancy may save the US healthcare system billions of dollars, says a new study. The Kansas University DHA Outcomes Study (KUDOS) indicated that a daily 600 mg ...