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Fish Oil Supplements During Pregnancy Boost Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination Toddlers whose mothers took fish oil supplements during pregnancy tend to have better hand-eye coordination than children whose mothers didn't take the supplements, a new study found. Researchers at the University of Western Australia 's School of Pediatrics and Child Health gave 98 pregnant women either 4 grams of fish oil supplements or 4 grams of olive oil supplements each day starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy until their babies were born. Among the 72 children tested two-and-a-half years later, the researchers found that children whose mothers had taken fish oil supplements scored significantly higher in hand-eye coordination, compared with children whose mothers had not taken the supplements. This association held true even after the researchers accounted for the mothers' age and length of time they breast-fed. The results appear online in the December 21 issue of the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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