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The antidepressant effects of omega-3 fatty acids.

Posted Oct 22 2008 6:15pm


PANIC! has looked at this before, but here is some new evidence that omega-3 fatty acids may be good for easing depression. From the article:

The results of a major review of published research that examined the relationship between depression and level of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet suggest that omega-3 fatty acids have antidepressant effects...

Fish and fish oil, as well as flax seed oil, are rich sources of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Because areas in which there is high omega-3 PUFA consumption have a lower prevalence of depression, much interest has been generated in their use as antidepressants, the researchers note in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
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