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Omega 3 fatty acids help children with ADHD

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A new study in Journal of Attention Disorders suggests that taking omega-3 fatty acids may help children with ADHD to improve their behavior, literacy and attention.  C. M. Milte and colleagues conducted the study and found supplementation with omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) was associated with "improved spelling  and attention and reduced oppositional behavior, hyperactivity, cognitive problems, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV) hyperactivity and DSM-IV inattention" in children with ADHD. (DL)

 J Atten Disord. 2013 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Increased Erythrocyte Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid Are Associated With Improved Attention and Behavior in Children With ADHD in a Randomized Controlled Three-Way Crossover Trial.Milte CM, Parletta N, Buckley JD, Coates AM, Young RM, Howe PR.

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