U.K. study links student behavior, learning with omega-3 blood levels

09/23/2013 | PsychCentral.com

A University of Oxford study of 493 U.K. students aged seven to nine indicates blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids are predictive of their ability to learn and behave. "Higher levels of omega-3 in the blood, and DHA in particular, were associated with better reading and memory, as well as with fewer behavior problems as rated by parents and teachers," said study co-author Paul Montgomery. The study also found most of the children had long-chain omega-3 levels that fell short of the recommended minimum.

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