Low Essential Fats & Schizophrenia (2008)

In a study of people with schizophrenia, measures were made of levels of essential fats in red blood cells. Essential fats were found to be lower in this sample, than in the sample group without schizophrenia. In addition, an association was observed between levels of essential fats and severity of schizophrenia symptoms experienced.

Sumiyoshi T et al. ‘Essential polyunsaturated fatty acids and social cognition in schizophrenia.’ Psychiatry Res. 2008 Jan 15;157(1-3):87-93.

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