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Re: Omega 3's and major Mental illness

Posted by Michelle on December 29, 1998, at 9:49:36

In reply to Re: Omega 3's and major Mental illness, posted by Maureen on December 7, 1998, at 7:24:03

I have read a number of articles and abstracts on research correlating omega 3 FA deficiencies and mood disorders. Here's a few references:

Biol Psychiatry 1998 Mar 1;43(5):315-319
Depletion of omega-3 fatty acid levels in red blood cell membranes of depressive patients.
Peet M, Murphy B, Shay J, Horrobin D
University Department of Psychiatry, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

J Affect Disord 1998 Mar;48(2-3):149-155
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid levels in the diet and in red blood cell membranes of depressed patients.
Edwards R, Peet M, Shay J, Horrobin D
University Department of Psychiatry, University of Sheffield, UK.

J Affect Disord 1996 Apr 26;38(1):35-46
Fatty acid composition in major depression: decreased omega 3 fractions in cholesteryl esters and increased C20: 4 omega 6/C20:5 omega 3 ratio in cholesteryl esters and phospholipids.
Maes M, Smith R, Christophe A, Cosyns P, Desnyder R, Meltzer H
Clinical Research Center, University Department of Psychiatry, Antwerp, Belgium.

Lipids 1996 Mar;31 Suppl:S157-61
Arachidonic acid to eicosapentaenoic acid ratio in blood correlates positively with clinical symptoms of depression.
Adams PB, Lawson S, Sanigorski A, Sinclair AJ
Central Region Mental Health Service, Rockhampton Base Hospital, Queensland, Australia.

Am J Clin Nutr 1995 Jul;62(1):1-9
Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids and depression: when cholesterol does not satisfy.
Hibbeln JR, Salem N Jr
Laboratory of Membrane Biophysics and Biochemistry, DICBR, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Rockville, MD 20852, USA.

Can ancient diet improve modern psyche?
By John Fauber of the Journal Sentinel staff
September 21, 1998

Researchers: Fat in the diet may affect mental ability
September 4, 1998
Web posted at: 6:36 p.m. EDT (2236 GMT)
From CNN Medical Correspondent Dan Rutz




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