Omega 3 is good for the brain. Is it good for schizophrenia patients?

We’ve talked before about the fact that very large percentage of the fat in your brain is DHA, one of the 2 most important of the Omega 3 essential fatty acids.

In fact there is solid evidence now that having an adequate supply of DHA in the diet, both pre-birth and during infancy, helps with adequate development of the infant brain, helps reduce the likelihood of such conditions as ADHD and can improve our cognition and memory.

Not only that but there is growing evidence that increasing your intake of the Omega 3 essential fatty acids can also help protect against depression.Omega3 and schizophrenia

Interestingly though there is a new report now suggesting that more Omega 3 could also help people with schizophrenia.

That’s a big “could”. That’s because he’s way too early to draw this conclusion.However a new report has suggested that an examination of previous studies could lead to the conclusion that “supplementing the diet with Omega 3 or mega 6 fatty acids may have a positive effect on the symptoms of schizophrenia”.

That’s a long way from saying that more omega 3 either prevent or cures schizophrenia, however it is certainly something for the scientists to continue studying, and if they do, and when they do, we will bring the results to you.

To read the report referenced click here

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