Research brief: Fish for the mind

A diet high in omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil might improve mental health, according to research presented last week at the 64th annual scientific meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Denver, Colorado. The study of 106 healthy volunteers carried out by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center found that those with lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to report symptoms of depression, whereas those with higher blood levels of omega-3s were 'more agreeable' (www.psychosomatic.org).

 

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