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Posts Tagged ‘omega-3 fatty acids’

Various factors such as family history, stress, and social influence have been linked to postpartum depression (PPD), but a new study suggests that nutritional factors may also have a role in the development of the disorder. Social risk factors such as a strained marital relationship, stress and low social support could lead to PPD, as well as a family history of depression or mood disorders. But beyond these, researchers are now suggesting that low levels of omega-3 fatty acids may moderately increase a mother’s risk of developing postpartum depression. A review of several studies was conducted by Gabriel Shapiro, MPH, […]

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Omega-3 Improves Working Memory in Young Adults

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh led by Rajesh Narendarn report that taking omega-3 supplements can help improve the working memory of healthy young men and women. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats not produced by the human body and must be obtained from the diet to reap their beneficial effects. Common sources of these healthy fats are fatty fish, meats, eggs and plant sources including nuts and seeds. Most of the health benefits attributed to omega-3 fatty acids are related to physical health, such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, while its effects on mental health […]

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