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Study Says Omega-3 can Help Children with ADD

Omega-3 fatty acids A new study has found that supplements of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can help children and adolescents who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

ADHD is a disorder that involves a difficulty controlling impulses and temper, sitting still, waiting or being attentive for more than short periods at a time. There are various kinds of ADHD where disturbances in attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity have varying degrees of prominence.

The study was conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy where 75 children and adolescents with ADHD were given omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for over 3 months.

The results showed that in 35% of the children and adolescents who suffered from a subtype of ADHD called ADD, the symptoms had showed much improvement.

The study thus says that omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids could help children with ADD.

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