DHA deficiency linked to obesity

DHA and Weight STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Obesity is a growing problem among adolescents and is often accompanied by metabolic syndrome (MS). Metabolic syndrome involves a cluster of several metabolic abnormalities including overweight (specifically... Read more »

DHA helps control aggressive behaviour

Fatty Acids and Mood TOYAMA, JAPAN. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a major component in fish oil capsules, is the most abundant fatty acid in the brain. It is becoming increasingly clear that a... Read more »

Fish oil helps combat childhood depression

Depression in Children BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL. It is estimated that 2-4% of children suffer from major depressive disorder sometimes leading to substance abuse or suicide. Israeli researchers now report that fish oils are... Read more »

Autism linked to DHA deficiency

Is There an Association between Autism and a DHA Deficiency? TOURS, FRANCE. Autism is a developmental disorder primarily affecting communication ability and social, cognitive, and imaginative development. Brain development is intimately linked... Read more »

Fatty acid deficiency linked to autism

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. The prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) such as autism and Asperger’s syndrome (ASP) has increased dramatically over the past 10 years and may now affect as many as 6... Read more »

Fish oil may benefit autistic children

What are Symptoms of Autism? VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Autism (autistic spectrum disorder) is characterized by severe tantrums, aggression, self-injurious behaviour, hyperactivity, and repetitive behaviour (stereotypy). The condition is often treated with medications like... Read more »

Children with ADHD and essential fatty acids

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA. Children with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) can be inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive. Whereas the cause is unknown, researchers at Purdue University have reported that hyperactive children with ADHD have... Read more »

Fish oils may help dyslexic children

What is Dyslexia? GUILDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM. Dyslexia is a fairly common condition which involves difficulties in learning to read and write, mirror reversals of letters and words, and poor short-term memory. Dyslexia... Read more »

Docosahexaenoic acid deficiency may be key to ADHD

ADHD and Essential Fatty Acids WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA. It is estimated that 3-5% of the school-age population in the United States suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Prominent symptoms of this disorder... Read more »

Attention-deficit disorder in adults

SUNBURY, OHIO. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by hyperactivity, emotional instability, poor coordination, short attention span, poor concentration, impulsiveness, and learning disorders. It is very common among school-age children with an... Read more »