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Amazon Women’s Breast Milk Rich in Omega-3s, University of California, Santa Barbara Study


6/13/2012 7:03:33 AM

Economically impoverished women from an indigenous group in Bolivia have significantly higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their breast milk as compared to women in the U.S. Published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition, the study finds that Tsimane women, who eat a diet consisting primarily of locally grown staple crops, wild game, and freshwater fish, had higher percentages of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is crucial for infant cognitive and visual development.

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