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2010-10-19 20:56:09

A University of Adelaide study has found no evidence that taking fish oil capsules during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of post-natal depression, contrary to international recommendations. In an article published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Professor Maria Makrides says a study of 2400 pregnant women in five Australian maternity hospitals between 2005 and 2009 supports this finding. Professor Maria Makrides, who is Professor of Human Nutrition at the...

2006-05-26 12:23:35

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers take iron supplements while pregnant don't have higher IQs than those whose mothers didn't take iron pills, a study from Australia shows. Animal studies have shown that iron deficiency in pregnancy -- usually more severe than the anemia that may strike pregnant women -- can cause brain damage in offspring, Dr. Maria Makrides of Women's & Children's Hospital in North Adelaide and colleagues write. Doctors in many industrialized...