Omega-3 Supplements May Improve Attention in Youths with ADHD

New research, conducted by the scientists from King’s College London, UK, and China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan, suggests that taking omega-3 supplements may help improve attention in some children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Omega-3 Supplements May Improve Attention in Youths with ADHD

The research was a randomized controlled trial and included 92 participants aged from 6 to 18 who were diagnosed with the condition. The participants took either high disease of the omega-3 fatty acid or placebo for 12 weeks.

The results of the study showed that youths that received supplements demonstrated the improved focused attention and vigilance compared to those who took a placebo.

Senior study author Carmine M. Pariante, a professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at King's College London, says: “Our study sets an important precedent for other nutritional interventions, and we can start bringing the benefits of 'personalized psychiatry' to children with ADHD.”

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