Researchers from London and Taiwan, have found that some children benefit with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from Omega-3 fish oil preparations. By the food supplements they were attentive and behaved less impulsively. However, this system was only for children who were previously low Omega-3 levels in the blood.
Earlier studies by the researchers had shown that children with Omega-3 deficiency can suffer from more severe ADHD. Therefore, a study was started in the affected children twelve weeks of high doses of Omega-3 fatty acid were given, namely, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). In comparison to children who had only received a Placebo, improved attention and vigilance in those children who previously had low EPO level in the blood. Children with normal or high EPO values showed no changes.
"For children with Omega 3 deficiency fish oil supplements could sein" a preferred Option compared to traditional medication;, Professor Carmine Pariante from the Institute of psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience at King’s College London said.
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The researchers warn parents not to give their children without consultation with a doctor Omega-3 supplements. Professor Kuan-Pin Su of China Medical University in Taichung, said: "High EPA levels in the blood can be achieved without the use of dietary supplements by a good diet with plenty of fish." It is possible that an EPO-deficiency in children with ADHD in countries with low fish consumption, such as in North America and many countries of Europe, arises more frequently. Whether a food Supplement is useful, should be in advance consulted with a doctor.