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DHA helps keep infants healthy
Researchers in one study gave 1,100 pregnant women 400 mg of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from seaweed or placebo per day, from 18 to 22 weeks pregnant through childbirth.

Compared to placebo, children at one month of age, whose mothers took DHA, had shorter colds and 25 percent fewer symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and phlegm.

At three months, DHA kids spent 14 percent less time ill. At six months, DHA kids had longer vomiting episodes, but 20 to 25 percent shorter fevers, less difficulty breathing, and less rash.

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