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Fish oil may hold key to warding off post-partum depression

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Fish oil supplements may help pregnant women avoid post-partum depression.

Many pre-natal vitamins are supplemented with an omega 3 fatty acid called DHA.

Oily fish and fish oil supplements are rich in omega 3's.

Researchers compared a group of women. Half took fish oil supplements during pregnancy, the other half took a placebo.

Women in the fish oil group reported fewer symptoms of post-partum depression after their babies were born.

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