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Omega-3 and -6 improved reading in children
In this reading study, 122 children, ages 9 to 10, took a placebo or 558 mg EPA plus 174 mg DHA and 60 mg GLA per day. After three months, kids taking the omega-3/6 had better reading skills compared to placebo. Doctors saw the greatest benefit when kids had to read unfamiliar words aloud where they had to decode the phonology, pronouncing it correctly; and to quickly read aloud a series of letters. Children with mild attention problems who took omega-3/6 showed the most improvement. The brain largely relies on omega-3s for nerve cell communication, doctors said.


Reference: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry; 2017, Vol. 58, No. 1, 83-93.
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