Fighting Depression and Improving Cognition with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Barclay, Laurie
October 2007
Life Extension;Oct2007, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p64
The article presents a study that shows omega-3 fatty acids help alleviate mental depression on patients without dangerous side effects. In this study, researchers unveil the growing evidence base for omega-3s in improving mood and restoring structural integrity to brain cells that are critical in performing cognitive functions.


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