Omega 3 supplements reduce childhood behavioral problems

Omega-3 fatty acids supplements may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that ultimately reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior problems in children, new US research shows. In a randomised controlled trial including 200 children (aged 8 to 16) living in Mauritius,  half  received a drink containing a gram of omega-3 once a day for six months, and the others received the same drink without the supplement – “we saw a 42 percent reduction in scores on externalising behavior and 62 percent reduction in internalising behavior," note the authors in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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