Omega 3 & ADHD (2008) - Food for the Brain

Omega 3 & ADHD (2008)

This study investigated omega 3 & ADHD. This Canadian study compared dietary intake and blood levels of essential fats in adolescents with and without ADHD. They found that despite a similar level of intake, the adolescents with ADHD had lower levels of all omega-3 essential fats and DHA in particular, and higher levels of omega-6 essential fats. Also, those with the lowest levels of omega-3’s scored the worst on behavioural tests.

Colter A L  et al. ‘Fatty acid status and behavioural symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents: a case-control study.’ Nutr J. 2008 Feb 14;7:8

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