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Fish Fatty Acids Linked to Enhanced Literacy in Children with ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It is the most common behavioural disorder in the UK and is estimated to affect 3-9% of school-aged children and around 2% of adults. Although ADHD has no effect on intelligence, it is common for people suffering with the condition to have difficulties learning.
Interestingly, scientists in Australia have recently found that increased levels of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, may be associated with improved literacy and attention in children with ADHD.
The researchers recruited 90 children with ADHD aged between seven and 12 and randomly assigned them to one of three groups for four....