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Your Body: Fish Oil May Reduce Asthma in Kids

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Health experts have long been preaching the virtues of fish oils. Now, a new study out of Denmark shows that taking fish oil -- especially during the last three months of pregnancy -- might help ward off asthma and wheezing in kids.

The study's authors found that in the children of the mothers who took the fish oil pill, there was a statistically significant decrease in the risk of persistent wheezing, asthma and lower respiratory tract infections.

Though the supplement industry is booming, I recommend getting most nutrients from the actual food source whenever possible. If you don’t like fish or do choose a supplement, remember purity can be inconsistent between various brands.

And if the burping is a problem, try putting your fish oil in the fridge -- it might help.

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