Special Diet May Improve Mood Variability in People with Bipolar Disorder

In a new study, researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that adjusting diet by limiting omega-6 fatty acids and increasing consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may help improve mood variability in people suffering from bipolar disorder.Special Diet May Improve Mood Variability in People with Bipolar Disorder

For the study, the researchers recruited 82 participants with bipolar disorder and assigned them into one of two groups, experimental and control. The individuals in the experimental group limited consumption of red meat, eggs, and certain oils at the same time increasing the omega-3 fatty acid consumption. The control group also received a specified diet plan to follow.

The authors note in their paper that the trial should be replicated on a larger scale with the wider demographics of all individuals with bipolar disorder, as the majority of the participants of the current study were white women.

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