Tag: Omega-3 fatty acid

Eating more fish could reduce postpartum depression

Contact: William Raillant-Clark w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca 514-343-7593 University of Montreal Emerging evidence suggests many pregnant women are deficient in omega-3 This release is available in French. Low levels of omega-3 may be behind postpartum depression, according to a review lead by Gabriel Shapiro of the University of Montreal and the […]

Omega-3 kills cancer cells: Docosahexanoic acid (DHA)

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Graeme Baldwin graeme.baldwin@biomedcentral.com 44-020-319-22165 BioMed Central Docosahexanoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils, has been shown to reduce the size of tumours and enhance the positive effects of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, while limiting its harmful side effects. […]

Omega-3 intake during last months of pregnancy boosts an infant’s cognitive and motor development

Repost 2008 Contact: Jean-François Huppé jean-francois.huppe@dap.ulaval.ca 418-656-7785 Université Laval Quebec City, April 9, 2008—A study supervised by Université Laval researchers Gina Muckle and Éric Dewailly reveals that omega-3 intake during the last months of pregnancy boosts an infant’s sensory, cognitive, and motor development. The details of this finding […]