|It is hoped that omega-3 supplements could help pregnant women reduce depressive symptoms.
A small scale clinical trial at the China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan looked at the use of omega-3 supplements after it was discovered that there is often a profound decrease of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the mother during pregnancy.
In the study researchers assigned 36 pregnant women with depression to take 3.4 grams of omega-3 PUFAs or an inactive placebo daily for eight weeks.
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