Fish Oil and Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD

GUELPH, ONTARIO, CANADA. The development of an assay for EPA and DHA in red blood cell fatty acids has made possible a number of interesting studies from sudden cardiac death to ADHD.

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SUNBURY, OHIO. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by hyperactivity, emotional instability, poor coordination, short attention span, poor concentration, impulsiveness, and learning disorders. It is very common among school-age children with an incidence of between four and twenty percent.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA. Children with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) can be inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive. Whereas the cause is unknown, researchers at Purdue University have reported that hyperactive children with ADHD have lower levels of essential fatty acids in their blood than do normal children.

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