In a recent article in the journal Nutrition, researchers found that giving fish oil to kids with ADHD could improve their symptoms. The higher the omega-3 fatty acid called DHA rose in the children’s blood cells, the more their ability to read improved and the lower their measures of oppositional behavior. Kids with learning disabilities had even greater improvement, showing gains in spelling, the ability to divide attention between tasks, and parental ratings of hyperactivity and restlessness.
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