More about omega-3 and dyslexia

 
 
 

Dyslexia is a persistent difficulty in learning to read and write, despite having adequate general ability, motivation, and environment (which involves problems in short-term memory, sequencing of words or numbers, abnormalities of visual perception, and difficulties with spatial orientation). It is the most common learning disability, since it represents 80% to 90% of all learning disabilities. Evidence suggests that there is a connection between defects in polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism and dyslexia and, even, signs of fatty acid deficiency (excessive thirst, frequent urination, rough and dry patches on the skin, dry hair, dandruff, and fraying fingernails) are more common among adults with dyslexia than among adults without dyslexia.

Several studies have shown significant reductions in dyslexia-related symptoms (inattention, learning and memory problems) and substantial improvements in reading skills after supplementation with omega-3 EPA and DHA. These results suggest that supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids might be of benefit for people with dyslexia.

 

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