Omega-3s and Better Teenage Brains

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Teenagers with the highest omega-3 levels also show improvement in brain function, according to a study from the Open University of the Netherlands. Blood levels of omega-3s were compared to cognitive ability in 266 typical adolescents between the ages of 13- and 15-years-old. Results showed that those teens with the highest omega-3 levels showed higher information processing speed and less impulsivity compared to those with lower omega-3 levels.

Van der Wurff I, von Schacky C, Berge K, et al: Association between blood omega-3 index and cognition in typically developing Dutch adolescents. Nutrients 2016; January 2nd.

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