Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Fish oil can help premature babies

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Are your eyes indicative of your overall health? Many scientists and informed nutritionists think so. With nutrition so attached to the way our bodies function inside, the eyesight of premature babies is being studied as ways to stop a disease that can create vision problems in those specific infants.

The eyelids of premature babies can be affected by a disease that can even lead to permanent blindness if not corrected. The solution? Replacing components generally gleaned from a pregnant mom to these babies to mimic when happens in the uterus.

The abnormal growth of blood vessels in premature babies (and others as well) can be possibly halted by the use of Omega-3 fatty acids, say scientists. Surprised? With the known health benefits fatty acids bring to adults, perhaps this is not a surprise at all.

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