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Depression: It’s Not Just in Your Head. It’s Also in Your Genes

Ninety-seven healthy girls, ages 10 to 14, had saliva DNA samples taken. About half of them had moms with histories of depression, and about half had moms who did not. None of the girls had histories of depression. (1) The girls whose moms had suffered depression had significant reductions in the length of their telomeres.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Since high-dose fish oil has been shown to increase telomere length as well as treat both uni- and bi-polar depression, it makes sense regardless of your genes to take adequate levels of EPA and DHA on a lifetime basis.

 

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