A study of 52 women has linked consuming the Omega-3 Fatty Acid, DHA, to a reduction in postpartum depression symptoms. One group of pregnant women took a placebo which consisted of corn oil and a second group took a fish oil capsule of DHA. Both groups touch their capsules from 5 days a week from 24-40 weeks of pregnancy. When surveyed, the group who took DHA had less symptoms of postpartum depression than the placebo group.
DHA is already recommended for pregnant women to consume because of the cited benefits for the unborn baby’s growing brain and nervous system. Now with the potential benefits for mom this will have a huge impact on the entire family.
Source: LA Times