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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D May Control Brain Serotonin, Affecting Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders

In a new paper published in FASEB Journal* by Rhonda Patrick, PhD and Bruce Ames, PhD of Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), serotonin is explained as the possible missing link tying together why vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids might ameliorate the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Very interesting theoretical study.  It has been known for years that high-dose fish oil rich in EPA is effective in treating depression.  It remains to be seen from intervention studies whether or not Vitamin D really does enhance the neurological actions of EPA and DHA.

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