Fish Oil (n-3 fatty acids) Supplementation During Pregnancy to Prevent Asthma

Lauren Grecheck, Pharm.D.
Dennis Williams, Pharm.D.
Sarah Westberg, Pharm.D., BCPS
Reviewed By: 
Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
Amanda Schartel, Pharm.D., BCACP
Bisgaard H, Stockholm J, Chawes BL, et al. Fish Oil-Derived Fatty Acids in Pregnancy and Wheeze and Asthma in Offspring. N Eng J Med 2016; 375: 2530-39.

A recent study evaluated the use of fish oil (EPA/DHA) supplementation during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy to prevent the development of wheezing and asthma in children.  Does it work?  Who should receive fish oil supplementation during pregnancy?  Watch this vidcast and find out!