Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Maternal docosahexaenoic acid intake levels dur...

Electronic data

  • Rees_et_al-2014-Child_Development

    Rights statement: © 2014 The Authors. Child Development published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Society for Research in Child Development. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

    Final published version, 198 KB, PDF document

    Available under license: CC BY: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Maternal docosahexaenoic acid intake levels during pregnancy and infant performance on a novel object search task at 22 months

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published
Close
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Child Development
Issue number6
Volume85
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)2131-2139
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This study investigated maternal prenatal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake and infant cognitive development at 22 months. Estimates for second- and third-trimester maternal DHA intake levels were obtained using a comprehensive Food Frequency Questionnaire. Infants (n = 67) were assessed at 22 months on a novel object search task. Mothers' DHA intake levels were divided into high or low groups, with analyses revealing a significant positive effect of third-trimester DHA on object search task performance. The third trimester appears to be a critical time for ensuring adequate maternal DHA levels to facilitate optimum cognitive development in late infancy.

Bibliographic note

© 2014 The Authors. Child Development published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Society for Research in Child Development. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.