OMEGA-3 fish oil can be more effective than stimulant drugs like Ritalin commonly prescribed for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. (NutraIngredients.com )
In addition to better attention and behavior, the study showed improvements in the children’s vocabulary.
“This might be attributed to enhanced reading ability, which has been found in other studies of children with learning difficulties who take fish oil,” researcher Natalie Sinnm said.
“Alternatively, it might have resulted from improvements in attention. Fish oil is believed to work via its effects on brain function. Sixty per cent of the brain is composed of fats, with the most important being polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These must be obtained through diet and can be found in dark leafy vegetables, walnuts, linseeds and oily fish.” (FishUpdate.com)