Omega-3 Supplements May Help Boys with ADHD

March 20, 2015 4:15 AM

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Omega-3 Supplements May Help Boys with ADHD

Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit slightly from omega-3 fatty acid supplements, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.

The study involved 80 boys ages 8 to 14, about half of whom had been diagnosed with ADHD. The children consumed either a margarine enriched with omega-3 fatty acids, or a regular margarine, every day for 16 weeks. (The enriched margarine contained 650mg of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, and 650mg of ...

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