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January 26, 2022 25 mins

Dr. Susan Carlson’s story is the discovery of DHA omega-3 in preterm birth. From learning that brains of preterm babies were void of DHA to now helping doctors identify how much DHA their pregnant patients need for a healthy birth. DHA is essential for infants and moms need it too; identifying the healthy equilibrium between mother and child is on the horizon. Building on discovery, asking key questions, trial limitations; her story is a real-time demonstration of scientific collaboration that improves human health.Topics Discussed: 2:10 Dr. Carlson background & education 3:58 Initial research on DHA in babies 6:42 Research on infant vision 14:02 DHA supplementation during pregnancy & early pre-term birth superiority trial18:08 Addressing the role of EPA in pregnancy 19:32 Dietary Guidelines for omega-3 consumption 22:41 Closing thoughts on DHA as it relates to pregnancy Resources Mentioned in this episode:Dr. Susan Carlson's Biohttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4978141/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34308309/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647754/

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