New Adelaide Study Makes Breakthrough In Preventing Premature Births

Nov 16, 2018


Omega-3 has been found to reduce the risk of premature births, according to a new joint study by SAHMRI, the Women’s and Children’s, and Adelaide Uni.

According to SAHMRI’s Professor Maria Makrides:

“This is an extremely promising finding because we now have strong evidence that omega-3 supplements are a simple and cost-effective intervention to prevent premature birth, which we know has serious health implications.

“Premature birth complications are the leading cause of death for children under five years of age. 

“Premature babies are at greater risk of chronic issues with their respiratory, immune and digestive systems and they’re more susceptible to problems with speech, social skills, learning and behaviour.”