Salmon fillets

Coldwater fish, notably salmon (shown here) and sardines, are good sources of omega-3 acids.

Pregnant women who take certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements can reduce by one-third the risk that their offspring will develop asthma, according to a new study.

The investigation, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that women who received 2.4 grams of long-chain omega-3 supplements in the last three months of pregnancy reduced their child’s risk of asthma by 31 percent.

Coldwater fish, notably salmon and sardines, are good sources of omega-3 acids.

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