Omega 3, Depression & Bipolar (2007)

This study investigated omega 3, depression and bipolar. A meta-analysis (review of studies to date) by scientists in Taiwan suggests that omega-3 fatty acids have significant antidepressant effects in patients with depression and bipolar disorder. The researchers interpret the results cautiously, however, and recommend large-scale, well-controlled trials are conducted to determine who would benefit most from fish oils, what level of dose is required and specific composition of fish oils that should be used .

Lin PY and Su KP. ‘A meta-analytic review of double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of antidepressant efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids’  J Clin Psychiatry, 2007 Jul;68(7):1056-61

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