Omega-3 fats in pregnancy: could a targeted approach lead to better metabolic health for children?

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dc.contributor.author Satokar, Vidit V
dc.contributor.author Cutfield, Wayne S
dc.contributor.author Cameron-Smith, David
dc.contributor.author Albert, Benjamin B
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-08T21:00:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-08T21:00:50Z
dc.date.issued 2020-9-24
dc.identifier.issn 0029-6643
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/53850
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing worldwide, and the children of women who are obese during pregnancy are at greatest risk. This risk may be mediated by exaggeration of the normal insulin resistance of pregnancy. Omega-3 (n-3) fats are insulin sensitizing. Supplementation during pregnancy may reduce metabolic risk and adiposity in the children. Though results from animal studies are encouraging, completed clinical trials have not demonstrated this benefit. However, to our knowledge, previous studies have not targeted women who are overweight or obese while pregnant-the group at greatest risk for insulin resistance and most likely to benefit from n-3. In this narrative review, the importance of performing clinical trials restricted to women who are overweight or obese is discussed, as is the potential importance of n-3 dose, oil source and quality, and the timing of the intervention.
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nutrition reviews
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dc.subject 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
dc.subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
dc.subject Clinical
dc.subject Clinical Medicine and Science
dc.subject Obesity
dc.subject Nutrition
dc.subject Prevention
dc.subject Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities
dc.subject Complementary and Alternative Medicine
dc.subject Clinical Research
dc.subject Pediatric
dc.subject Cardiovascular
dc.subject Metabolic and Endocrine
dc.subject Cancer
dc.subject Reproductive Health and Childbirth
dc.subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.title Omega-3 fats in pregnancy: could a targeted approach lead to better metabolic health for children?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/nutrit/nuaa071
dc.date.updated 2020-11-09T23:06:37Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.publication-status Published
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pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 820353
dc.identifier.eissn 1753-4887
pubs.online-publication-date 2020-9-24


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