The good oil

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Tak­ing fish oil sup­ple­ments and pro­bi­otics dur­ing preg­nancy and while breast­feed­ing may re­duce the risk for food al­ler­gies and eczema in early child­hood, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port. Re­searchers found that pro­bi­otics taken af­ter the

36th week of preg­nancy and the first months of lac­ta­tion led to a 22 per­cent re­duc­tion in the risk for eczema in chil­dren. They also found ev­i­dence that women who took omega 3 fatty acid sup­ple­ments dur­ing lac­ta­tion re­duced the risk for child­hood al­ler­gic re­ac­tion to eggs by 31 per­cent. Fish oil is known for its anti-in­flam­ma­tory ef­fects, which may ex­plain why it may re­duce the risk for food al­ler­gies.

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