Monthly archives: April 2015

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 for aggressive behaviour

Today, we share a curious new: Prisoners with lower omega-3 index (EPA + DHA level in red blood cells) are more aggressive and have higher scores in attention deficit disorder scales. Lately, it has been observed that omega-3 supplementation contributes to a decrease in aggressive behaviour in prison populations. In order to evaluate this observation, a group of Australian researchers have conducted a study with 136 adult male prisoners: their […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 supplementation in the treatment of children with ADHD

Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common child disorder, often treated with stimulant medication (methylphenidate). But lately, the interest in non-pharmacological treatments is increasing, due mainly by the secondary effects of medication. These approaches include dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids. To evaluate the effects of dietary omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on ADHD symptoms in boys aged 8-14 years with and without ADHD, 44 boys with ADHD and 39 […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 may improve antidepressant response

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They improve mood and behaviour in people with depression and generally have fewer side effects than most other antidepressants. But up to 50% patients do not respond to treatment with SSRIs. Recently, a group of researchers have performed a study in which increasing fatty fish (rich in EPA and DHA) intake appears to increase the percentage of response in […]