Omega 3 reduces childhood aggression

Incorporating omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into the diets of children with extreme aggression can reduce this problem behaviour in the short term, especially its more impulsive, emotional form, according to US researchers. The Philadelphia-based randomised control study divided almost 300 children, aged between 11 and 12-year-olds and with a history of violence, into four groups: The first received omega-3 in the form of juice, as well as multivitamins and calcium for three months. For that same duration, a second group participated in cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, which included meeting weekly for an hour, with time split between the child, the parent and with both together.

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