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Fish oil helps minimize disorders for those at risk of schizophrenia, study finds

As long as seven years after getting a 12-week course of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, new research has found that young people at very high risk of developing schizophrenia were much less likely than those who did not get the supplements to develop full-blown psychosis, or to manifest a range of psychiatric disorders that commonly afflict such young adults.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

One should consider that possibility that if the omega-3 supplementation was carried out for the entire 7-year period, the results would have been even more striking.  It should be noted that the omega-3 fatty acids in the study were rich in EPA and not in DHA.

 

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