From C.A.M Report-
It’s suggested that omega-3 fatty acids might have an effect on disorders such as ADHD, autism, and dyslexia.
Researchers from the University of Wales, in Newport, UK looked for an association between omega-3 tissue levels and learning and behavior in school-aged children.
First, the details.
- Cheek cell samples from 411 school children were collected and analyzed to establish the range in this population.
- Teachers and parents assessed general classroom attention and behavior in these children.
- Cognitive performance was evaluated for an association between behavior and/or cognitive performance vs omega-3 levels.
And, the results.
- Reading, spelling, and intelligence showed no association with omega-3 levels.
- Some associations were noted with the level of omega-3 fatty acids and teacher and parental reports of behavior.
- Higher omega-3 levels were associated with decreased levels of inattention, hyperactivity, emotional and conduct difficulties
- Higher omega-3 levels were associated with increased levels of
prosocial behavior (helping and sharing for harmonious group relations).
The bottom line?
The results suggest an association between higher omega-3 levels in
cheek cells and more appropriate behavioral activities in children.