HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Omega 3 fatty acids influence mood, impulsivity and personality, study indicates

DENVER, March 3 Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may influence mood, personality and behavior, according to results of a study presented today by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Denver.

In a study of 106 healthy volunteers, researchers found that participants who had lower blood levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids were more likely to report mild or moderate symptoms of depression, a more negative outlook and be more impulsive. Conversely, those with higher blood levels of omega-3s were found to be more agreeable.

"A number of previous studies have linked low levels of omega-3 to clinically significant conditions such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse and attention deficit disorder," said Sarah Conklin, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar with the Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Program in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "However, few studies have shown that these relationships also occur in healthy adults. This study opens the door for future research looking at what effect increasing omega-3 intake, whether by eating omega-3 rich foods like salmon, or taking fish-oil supplements, has on people's mood."

The American Heart Association recommends that all Americans consume fish, which is high in omega-3 fatty acids, twice per week. This recommendation is based upon evidence that a diet high in fish s associated with improved heart health and reduced risk for heart-related problems. While the cardiovascular benefit of increasing omega-3 intake is well recognized, relatively little is known of the potential mental health effects among the general public.

Comparisons were made by analyzing levels of omega-3 fatty acids in participants' blood and comparing that data to the participants' scores on three accepted tests for depression, imp
'"/>


3-Mar-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Does Omega 3 protect against ADHD?
2. Omega-3 fatty acids may slow down early Alzheimers in some cases
3. Omega-3 fatty acids may slow cognitive decline in some patients with very mild Alzheimers disease
4. The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient
5. Omega-3 offers hope for new anti-breast cancer drugs
6. Can an omega-3 fatty acid slow the progression of Alzheimers disease?
7. Long-term effects of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
8. Researchers estimate significant fatty liver disease in children
9. UCLA study shows altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate
10. Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease have an increased risk of heart disease
11. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids unlikely to significantly reduce risk of cancer

Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/20/2014)... Rockynol Retirement Community broke ... 14. The $11 million project will include the latest ... kitchen with full-service restaurant style dining. , “We are ... class Assisted Living apartments,” said Kara Hanzie, Rockynol Executive ... quality of care and this investment is proof of ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Unveiled ... Affairs’ new Strategic Direction Scorecard conservatively estimates member hospital ROI ... dollar spent on dues, The Center provides $12.50 in value ... ROI is (Member Value – Member Dues)/Member Dues. , ... get at this number and we think the methodology is ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Hastings and Hastings, a Phoenix personal ... throughout the greater Phoenix area and across Arizona reports ... to catastrophic automobile accidents. Statistics have indicated a steady ... Arizona. As such, Hastings and Hastings has seen a ... those who have been injured through no fault of ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Having been working in the garment industry ... customer needs. According to James, one of the company’s top ... or with high-low skirts that add beauty to them. Chiffon ... LunaDress has unveiled its new selection of 2014 long prom ... brand new items are available in over 20 popular designs. ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., with offices in Woodbury, Southampton and ... as one of Long Island’s best cosmetic surgeons. In ... the best provider for Botox injections. Glisten, his Skin & ... best Laser Treatment center on Long Island.* , The voting ... the contest once per day, per IP address. , Stephen ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 3Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 4Health News:Hastings And Hastings Reports Record Demand In 2014 For Legal Representation With Regard To Catastrophic Automobile Accidents 2Health News:Hastings And Hastings Reports Record Demand In 2014 For Legal Representation With Regard To Catastrophic Automobile Accidents 3Health News:2014 Long Prom Dresses From LunaDress Now Available In Over 20 Popular Designs 2Health News:Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg – Nominated for the 10th Consecutive Year for One of Long Island’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons for 2015 by the Long Island Press 2
(Date:10/19/2014)... SEATTLE, Wash. , Oct. 20, 2014 ... today that it will report its third quarter 2014 ... close of the U.S. financial markets. Following the announcement, ... conference call to discuss the results and provide a ... PDT). Access to the event can be obtained as ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... 18, 2014  In a policy paper ... the nation,s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ... of Truvada for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is ... prevent the spread of a disease or infection ... name anti-HIV drug combination currently approved for PrEP, ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014  Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: ... to report its results of operations for the quarter ... after the market closes.  A conference call to discuss ... ET, on Friday, November 7, 2014. Those wishing to ... until Friday, November 14, 2014 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CTI BioPharma to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on October 29, 2014 2HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug 2HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug 3
Cached News: