A new study in Nutrition Journal finds that young people with ADHD have a noticeably different amount of fatty acids in their cells.
When you examine the red blood cells of kids with ADHD, there are some striking differences compared with cells from others. In general, you’ll find a higher ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3s. The cells of the kids with ADHD are also quite low in DHA, a specific omega-3 fatty acid that is closely linked with healthy brain development. It seems that low omega-3 levels are directly related with behavioral symptoms.
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