iNEWS: Omega-3 key to better mental health, say scientists

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Release date: 10/9/2019

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Omega-3 may hold the key to better mental health, say scientists.

It has long been accepted a nutritionally balanced diet helps maintain physical health, now it seems it plays an important part in mental health too with Omega-3 a key ingredient.

In the world’s largest review of studies into mental health and nutrient supplements strong evidence was found Omega-3 fatty acids, naturally occurring in oily fish such as salmon, flaxseeds and walnuts, reduced symptoms of depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Dr Joseph Firth, lead author of the review, said: “While there has been a longstanding interest in the use of nutrient supplements in the treatment of mental illness, the topic is often quite polarising, and surrounded by either over-hyped claims or undue cynicism.

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TitleOmega-3 key to better mental health, say scientists
Media name/outletiNews
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date10/09/19
DescriptionOmega-3 may hold the key to better mental health, say scientists.

It has long been accepted a nutritionally balanced diet helps maintain physical health, now it seems it plays an important part in mental health too with Omega-3 a key ingredient.

In the world’s largest review of studies into mental health and nutrient supplements strong evidence was found Omega-3 fatty acids, naturally occurring in oily fish such as salmon, flaxseeds and walnuts, reduced symptoms of depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Dr Joseph Firth, lead author of the review, said: “While there has been a longstanding interest in the use of nutrient supplements in the treatment of mental illness, the topic is often quite polarising, and surrounded by either over-hyped claims or undue cynicism.
URLhttps://inews.co.uk/news/health/omega-3-better-mental-health/
PersonsJoseph Firth