Fortified juice boosts kids’ omega-3 levels

Fortified juice boosts kids' omega-3 levelsNEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Fortified juice could offer an alternative to fish for boosting levels of healthy omega-3 fats in children, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that orange juice fortified with the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) was able to raise blood levels of DHA in 31, 4- to 12-year-olds who drank the juice for six weeks.

The findings indicate that souped-up juice is one effective way to deliver the fatty acid, the researchers report in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

What’s still unclear, they say, is whether there are health benefits to doing so.

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