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What are the effects of maternal dietary intake of n-3 fatty acids from seafood on breast milk composition and health outcomes in infants? (DGAC 2010)
Moderate evidence indicates that increased maternal dietary intake of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), in particular docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from at least two servings of seafood per week, during pregnancy and lactation is associated with increased DHA levels in breast milk and improved infant health outcomes, such as visual acuity and cognitive development.
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