The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Potential benefits of fish oil supplements given to pregnant mums

    Relatively high doses of omega 3-rich fish oil supplements during the second half of pregnancy appear safe and beneficial to the baby.

    98 pregnant women were given 4 grams of fish oil (omega 3) supplements or 4 grams of olive oil (omega 6) supplements each day from 20 weeks of pregnancy until the birth of their babies.

    Two and a half years latter?

    • No overall differences in language skills and growth between the two groups of children
    • Children whose mothers took fish oil showed better comprehension, average phrase length, and vocabulary.
    • They also had better hand-eye coordination.
    • These findings held true even after accounting for the mother’s age and duration of breast-feeding.
    • Only non-smokers and those who didn’t routinely eat more than 2 weekly portions of fish were studied.

    It would be interesting to follow-up each year to see how long these difference are maintained.

    12/23/06 15:26 JR

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