Advances in Understanding the Relationship between Child Problem Behavior and Maternal Long-Chain PUFA Intake
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- An important area in omega-3 research addresses the possibility to prevent or alleviate ADHD in childhood by omega-3 supplementaton with omega-3 LCPUFA of mothers during pregnancy or the children with ADHD themselves.
- A higher n-3:n-6 ratio during mid-pregnancy was found to be associated with fewer emotional, but not behavioral, problems in six-year old children.
- In a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled intervention trial with 8-14 year old boys with ADHD it was found that attention levels improved in boys that received omega-3 LCPUFA supplementation for four months.