From Sweden: Omega-3, -6 Fatty Acids No Aid for Vision Among Extremely Preterm Infants

Postnatal supplementation with enteral polyunsaturated fatty acids in extremely preterm children did not significantly impact visual acuity at 2.5 years of corrected age, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in The Lancet Regional Health Europe.

Pia Lundgren, from University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues investigated ophthalmological outcomes at 2.5 years of corrected age in 115 children born extremely preterm (<28 weeks of gestation) to evaluate the effects of postnatal enteral supplementation with ω-3 and ω-6 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Infants had been randomly assigned to receive an enteral supplementation of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA) from birth to 40 weeks postmenstrual age.

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