Prenatal fish oil doesn't make kids smarter: study

Prenatal fish oil supplements high in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) make no difference to the IQ of children up to seven years of age, an Australian study shows.

Long-term follow-up of one of the largest randomised studies of maternal supplementation with DHA omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids has confirmed there is no neurodevelopmental benefit in offspring.

The study authors, from the Child Nutrition Research Centre of the SA Health and Medical Research Institute, say sales of pregnancy ‘smart’ supplements containing DHA continue to rise despite little evidence of benefit on cognition or