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Omega 3 Could Reduce Post-Partum Risks

10:57 AM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
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A preliminary study suggests eating more fish rich in omega-3's could help reduce the risk for post-partum depression.

Researchers in Canada say there's emerging evidence that women's levels of omega-3 fatty acids decrease during pregnancy and remain low for 6 weeks after birth.

While much more research needs to be done to prove this link -- most dietitians agree americans need to boost their intake of healthy fish, like salmon.

Rrom the release: "the literature shows that there could be a link between pregnancy, omega-3 and the chemical reaction that enables serotonin, a mood regulator, to be released into our brains."

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