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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Can Omega-3 fatty acids make kids popular ?

Starting this year, 38 boys at Eaton Hall Special School in Norwich, UK will take the fish oil every day for six months and their behavior will be monitored. Fish oils are known rich in Omega-3, a kind of fatty acid.
It turned out after studying the effects of Omega-3 intake on 9,000 mothers and their children, researchers found taking enough Omega-3 fatty acid can not only boost children's brain power (by 6 point in verbal IQ), motor skills, but also social skills. Low intake of the crucial fatty acid appeared to lead to more problems of social interactions - such as an inability to make friends.
Research showed 14% of 17-year-olds whose mother had eaten small quantities of Omega -3 during pregnancy demonstrated this sort of behavior. This compared with 8% of those born to the group with the highest intake.
Well, after genes, you are what you eat.

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7 Comments:

Blogger starbender said...

Wow-That is really interesting!
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10:37 PM

 
Blogger Ben said...

i love these stats, keep it up :)

8:21 AM

 
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Blogger R2K said...

Calling 14% a significant gain over 8% in the control group, is bad science. Most diet studies like this are of limited scope (at best) and often simple BAD SCIENCE.

So I wouldnt buy too much into this. The error margins are certainly within the 6% difference found in this study, which should have been repeated dozens of times.

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10:43 AM

 
Blogger Mighty Dyckerson said...

I tried taking fish oil, but I had to give it up. It was too damn hard to squeeze the oil out of the fish.

1:49 PM

 
Blogger Mad Dog said...

To hell with the schoolies will it help me in later life or do I need to increase the quantity or go to Japan and eat a whale each year.

10:54 PM

 
Blogger Benoit Lapierre said...

hey i like your blog, keep on going!

11:15 PM

 

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