Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Fish oil soothes' alcoholics' anger

In a pilot study conducted in the United States by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism — part of the National Institutes for Health — researchers found that supplements of omega-3, the essential fatty acid in fish oil, decreased the amount of anger, as measured by standard scales of hostility and irritability, in alcoholics by one-third — even if they had relapsed in their efforts to stop drinking.

The study confirms a British study where prisoners fed a diet high in fish showed a major decrease in violent behavior, compared to other prisoners. Details.

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