Omega-3 DHA Improves Literacy In ADHD Children

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According to new research from Australia, increased levels of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is associated with improved literacy in children with ADHD and learning disabilities.

DHA has previously been found to alter the function of the brain associated with working memory. Scientists from the University of Cincinnati showed for the first timeusing neuro-imaging that supplementation with DHA alters the functional activity in cortical attention networks in humans.

Children with increased levels of DHA in red blood cells had improved word reading and spelling and their parents rated their overall ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) symptoms were lower, according to findings published in Nutrition .

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