Omega-3 Found to Reduce Antisocial and Aggressive Behavior in ChildrenA new study suggests that omega-3, a fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that ultimately reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior in children.The new study is a continuation of research begun by Adrian Raine of the University of Pennsylvania when he was a graduate student. That’s when he joined with other researchers to conduct a longitudinal study of children in the small island nation of Mauritius.

The researchers tracked the development of children who had participated in an enrichment program as three year-olds, as well as the development of children who did not participate. This enrichment program had additional cognitive stimulation, physical exercise, and nutritional enrichment.

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