Susan Carlson, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research at the U. of Kansas (KU) School of Health Professions, discusses DHA to reduce preterm birth.

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Did you know that that the long-chain fatty acid, DHA, can significantly reduce preterm birth, and that African American women are more prone to preterm births? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Susan Carlson, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research at the U. of Kansas (KU) School of Health Professions, and Distinguished AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition in the KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at KU Medical Center. Carlson discusses her research which focuses on the protective effects of docosahexanoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, for preventing preterm birth and enhancing infant brain, visual and behavioral development. Tune in to learn how to get DHA in your diet, recommended supplement dose for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and which popular infant formula comes up short on DHA.
This interview is featured for World Breastfeeding Week: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/31-07-2020-world-breastfeeding-week-2020-message?fbclid=IwAR2CwJK1VOTfw-HhnMP90Dvaey3aS2O7h-OXNtLcd0rSIj_Is9lqviQoMnI
Related website: http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-health-professions/dietetics-and-nutrition/our-people/carlson.html

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