To reduce the risk of premature birth one may go for the Omega-3 fatty acid
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In the new study, it said that the increased intake of Omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids which is also known as LCPUFA during the time of pregnancy would reduce the risk of premature births. This report has been published on a new Cochrane Review which was published today.

It has been seen that during the premature birth, many times it leads to the cause of the death for the children who all are under five years old. It accounts to about one million deaths annually, and as a result, the premature babies are said to be having a high risk of long-term conditions that include visual impairment as well as learning difficulties with developmental delay.

As per Associate Professor, Phillippa Middleton who is from Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) said that they know the premature birth is a very critical health issue. The usual length of the pregnancy is between 38-42 weeks and the babies who are born before the 37 marks are said to be premature babies.

The babies who burn before that 37-week mark has got poor health as well as they have got a high percentage of risk of death. In the recent statement, it has been said that the researchers are working hard to look at the long chain omega-3 fats along with the role in reducing the risk of premature births.  

The review was said to be published on The Cochrane review. This was said to be first undertaken in the year 2006, and it was not concluded as there was not enough evidence to support the routine use of the Omega-3 fatty acid supplements which is used during the pregnancy. The study concludes that the use of Omega-3 fatty acids helps in giving an effective strategy to prevent the preterm birth.

Tarun Singh
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