Low levels of omega 3 linked to poor behaviour and cognition in children
There is a link between low blood levels of omega-3 and negative behaviour and poor school performance in otherwise healthy kids according to recent research from the UK.
The cross-sectional, observational study found children who demonstrated poorer reading ability and working memory performance had lower levels of the omega-3 LC-PUFA docosahexaenonic acid or DHA. Lower concentration of DHA was also seen in those children displaying poorer parent-rated behaviour and emotional instability.
DHA and the other omega-3 LC-PUFA, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), are essential for healthy neurodevelopment.