Omega 3's linked with mood and personality

March 8, 2006 in Nutrition Topics in the News

Omega 3's linked with mood and personality

According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, people who have high intakes of omega-3 fatty acids are more agreeable and less impulsive.

The latest findings show that people who have low levels of the fatty acid were more likely to be mild to moderately depressed. High serum levels of the fatty acid were related to more �agreeable� personalities.

Previous studies have shown a link between low levels of omega 3 to conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse and attention deficit disorder. A recent study also found rowdy school children supplemented with the fatty acid experienced an improvement in behaviour and learning.

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