Friday, October 14, 2011

Fish oil may help children with ADHD related learning disabilities.

A recent study in the Journal of Child Health Care concluded that low Omega-3 fatty acid levels may contribute to learning disabilities related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  In this study, 75 ADHD children provided blood samples and underwent cognitive assessments. The ADHD children with learning difficulties (LD) had lower Omega-3 levels than the ADHD children without LD.   In addition, the children with higher Omega-3 levels reported less anxiety and better word recall.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold water fish, fish oil, flaxseed oil, walnuts and almonds. To find out more about how naturopathic medicine can help children with ADHD, see your Naturopathic Doctor.

Yours in health,
Dr. Tara Andresen, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Toronto, Ontario

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