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Why we need more research to determine safety of fish oil supplements in pregnancy

Guest Author Jul 22, 2016

By Professor Wayne Cutfield For years, women have been told that taking fish oils in pregnancy could boost their babies’ brain development. In New Zealand, somewhere between 10 and 20 per cent of pregnant women now take fish oil supplements. The problem is, there’s strong and growing evidence that fish oil supplements won’t make your baby smarter. More worryingly, … Read More