Monday, June 3, 2013

Omega 3 update

Here is an update about omega-3 supplementation:

For a bit of background on omega-3 supplementation, see my other posts about this:

A meta-analysis from 2012 and some ensuing discussion has led to a few more recommendations (see

1) acute beneficial effects for mood may be present only for more severe symptoms.  However, I am curious about the preventative effects from continuous supplementation over a period of years; the data does not give us a clear answer about this yet. 

2) the EPA dose may need to be as high as 4 grams per day, certainly much higher than the 1 gram per day range frequently used in some of the studies. 

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