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TOPIC: Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Boys With ADHD

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Boys With ADHD 29 Mar 2015 15:39 #356

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Boys With ADHD
Posted March 20, 2015


Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and some vegetable oils, a small European study suggests.

Those who regularly ate an omega-3-loaded margarine experienced an improvement in their ability to pay attention, compared with boys who did not, researchers report in Neuropsychopharmacology.

The results suggest that parents might help children with ADHD by adding foods rich in omega-3s to their diet, or by giving them a fish oil supplement, said lead author Dienke Bos, a postdoctoral researcher with the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands.

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