Low Breast Milk DHA Linked to Greater Risk of Depressive Symptoms in Pregnancy

[frame src=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PUFA4.12_Callout5.png” alt=”” width=”192″ height=”175″ align=”left”] One of the more pressing questions about perinatal depressive symptoms is why some women develop the condition and others do not. A history of depressive illness, high levels of stress and adverse socioeconomic conditions increase the risk of a woman’s developing depressive symptoms, but other factors also contribute to

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Dietary n-6:n-3 PUFA Ratio Higher Than 9 Linked to Higher Risk of Postpartum Depression

[frame src=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PUFA4.12_Callout7.png” alt=”” width=”201″ height=”160″ align=”left” ] The World Health Organization estimates that perinatal depressive disorders affect between 10% and 40% of women worldwide. In low- and middle-income countries, the average prevalence of common perinatal mental disorders was estimated at 15.9%. Rates in developed countries tend to be lower, ranging from 6.5% to 12.9% for

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Depressive Symptoms in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Breast Milk DHA Levels

[frame src=”/wp-content/uploads/images/FOL4.12_Callout4.png” width=”177″ height=”192″ align=”left” lightbox=”off” ]Some women develop depressive symptoms during or after childbirth, but it is unclear why some women do and others do not. A history of depressive illness and difficult socioeconomic conditions increase the risk of developing this condition, but other factors, including nutrition may contribute as well. Several studies have

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Postpartum Depressive Symptoms Linked to High Omega-6 and Low Omega-3 Intakes

[frame src=”/wp-content/uploads/images/FOL4.12_Callout6.png” alt=”” width=”174″ height=”145″ align=”right” ]Depressive illness during and after pregnancy affects from 10% to 40% of women worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The occurrence of this burdensome condition is higher in less developed countries where treatment may be limited and difficult living conditions complicate the situation. Having previously had depressive illness

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