A new meta-analysis published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology suggests omega-3s may prevent preterm births.

Researchers analyzed nine published and peer-reviewed studies, including 5,980 women in total. The group determined that the risk of early preterm delivery was reduced by 58% born before 34 weeks and by 17% in those born before 37 weeks in those consuming omega-3s. Mean gestational age was 1.95 weeks longer than the controls.

Published on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 2/5/2016