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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.

Editorial Board Member: / Bancalari, Eduardo / Milner, Anne / Genc, Mehmet R. / Chervenak, Frank A. / Chappelle, Joseph / Bergmann, Renate L. / Bernardes, J.F. / Bevilacqua, G. / Blickstein, Isaac / Cabero Roura, Luis / Carbonell-Estrany, Xavier / Carrera, Jose M. / D`Addario, Vincenzo / D'Alton, MD, Mary E. / Dimitrou, G. / Grunebaum, Amos / Hentschel, Roland / Köpcke, W. / Kawabata, Ichiro / Keirse, Marc J.N.C. / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Lee, Ben H. / Levene, Malcolm / Lockwood, Charles J. / Marsal, Karel / Makatsariya, Alexander / Nishida, Hiroshi / Ogata, Edward / Papp, Zoltán / Pejaver, Ranjan Kumar / Pooh, Ritsuko K. / Romero, Roberto / Saugstad, Ola D. / Schenker, Joseph G. / Sen, Cihat / Seri, Istvan / Vetter, Klaus / Winn, Hung N. / Young, Bruce K. / Zimmermann, Roland

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Rank 46 out of 120 in category Pediatrics in the 2015 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Science Edition

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Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 1.483

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Does fish oil prevent preterm birth?

Niels Jørgen Secher
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Copenhagen University Hospital in Hvidovre, Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Arhus University Hospital, Denmark
Published Online: 2007-02-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2007.033


A literature review was performed on the effect of fish oil on preterm birth in observational and randomized studies. The only weak effect on preterm birth found in meta-analyses could be caused by the low compliance, and the fact that many women stop supplementation before term together with a fast acting effect on fish oil.

Keywords: Fish oil; N-3 fatty acids; preterm birth; randomized trials.

Corresponding author: Niels Jørgen Secher, Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Copenhagen University Hospital in Hvidovre Kettegaard Alle 30 2650 Hvidovre Denmark Tel.: +45 36 32 26 22 Fax: +45 36 32 33 61

Published Online: 2007-02-16

Published in Print: 2007-02-01

Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine. Volume 35, Issue S1, Pages S25–S27, ISSN (Online) 1619-3997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2007.033, February 2007

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