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2013-07-10

Low Omega-3 Again Linked to ADHD Symptoms

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A study of 63 children and adolescents (with and without ADHD) revealed that lower omega-3 fatty acids may be associated with impaired emotion processing in ADHD children. Results revealed that children with ADHD had lower mean omega-3/6 and ERP abnormalities in emotion processing, independent of emotional valence relative to control children. ERP abnormalities were significantly associated with lower omega-3 levels in the ADHD group. Researchers concluded that children and young adults with ADHD have lower omega-3 levels and that supplementation with omega-3 can improve both ADHD and affective symptoms.

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Source: Omega-3 fatty acids are related to abnormal emotion processing in adolescent boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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