Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acid in Childbearing Age Women with Vitamin D Deficiency in Sana’a City
Background: The optimal intake of nutrients is a new approach to deriving nutrient requirements. Omega-3 is one of these nutrients that has a crucial role in body health. It can modulate inflammation, hyperlipidemia, platelet aggregation, and hypertension. Objectives: This study was designed as a pilot study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of omega-3 fatty acid in improving the level of Vitamin D and calcium among Childbearing age women that suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. Methods: 10 childbearing women with Vitamin D deficiency. They were selected randomly. The participants were allowed to take one capsule (1000mg) of omega 3 FA twice daily for 12 weeks. Results: Omega-3 FA showed significant beneficial effects on Vitamin D, calcium levels in Vitamin D deficit childbearing women. Additionally, it showed cardioprotective effects as it reduced bad lipids like cholesterol, LDL-c, risk factor and had worthwhile effects on blood coagulation. Conclusion: The outcomes of the present study suggest that omega-3 FA if taken regularly by childbearing women may improve their maternal outcomes and save their own lives and their babies. It may have a golden standard role in bone health through strength and activation of Vitamin D thus facilitates calcium absorption and increase bone mineral density. Additionally, it has cardioprotective and immune modulation effects.