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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Mood Disorders: An Analysis of Epidemiological and Clinical Data


There is a significant amount of epidemiological and clinical data suggesting a connection between the intake of omega-3 fatty acids and improved mental health. Both large scale studies have found decreased prevalence of mood disorders in nations with higher levels of fish consumption, and clinical data is accumulating that administration of omega-3 fatty acids may be beneficial in treating mood disorders. With further research, these agents may prove to be valuable therapeutics in the treatment and prevention of depression, bipolar disease, and other disorders of mood.

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