Failure to Replicate Findings on Omega-3 LCPUFA Supplementation on the Transition to Psychotic Disorder in Individuals at Ultra-High Risk

This article at a glance Psychotic disorders encompass serious psychiatric disorders, manifesting themselves in the altered perception of reality, such as delusions or hallucinations, disorganized or bizarre behaviors and “negative” symptoms, which include flatness of emotion and interpersonal relations and amotivation. Psychotic disorders, when chronic, are characterized by low functioning and a poor prognosis. A

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Identifying People with Depressive Symptoms that May Benefit Most from Omega-3 Fatty Acid Consumption

This article at a glance In an observational study of a cohort of Puerto Ricans, only those individuals with the highest level of urinary 8-hydroxy-2´-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), a marker of oxidative stress, showed an inverse relationship between the omega-3 index (combined EPA and DHA as percentage of red blood cell fatty acids) and depressive symptoms. The

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EPA/DHA – Perspectives for Neuropsychological Improvement in Malnourished Pre-adolescent Children

Malnutrition, defined by insufficient energy and protein intake, seriously affects cognitive functions. Nutritional deficiencies early in a child’s development have marked consequences for cognitive development and overall growth at later ages of development. Malnutrition is a preventable malady but is tightly linked to low socio-economic status, hampering implementation of corrective strategies. Along with insufficient energy

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Addressing Depression in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients

In end-stage renal disease, over 90% of kidney function has been lost. Hemodialysis has long been a solution to prolong the life of end-stage renal disease patients. Depressive symptoms and distress are very common in chronic hemodialysis patients with end-stage renal disease, with an estimated prevalence rate of 20 to 70%. Longitudinal studies have shown

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EPA Significantly Reduces Depressive Episodes in Interferon-Alpha-Treated Hepatitis C Patients

Interferons are a class of cytokines with important immunoregulatory properties, including antiviral and anticarcinogenic effects. They are especially important in the body’s innate immune response to viral infections and are widely used in the primary and adjunct treatment of hepatitis B and C viruses, cancer, such as malignant melanoma and certain leukemias, and in multiple

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Low Plasma Omega-3s Linked to Callous Traits and Faulty Emotion Processing in ADHD Boys

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) entails a complex set of disturbances and behaviors that impairs a person’s ability to function and increases the chances that the symptoms will persist to adulthood and predispose to poor occupational functioning. ADHD has been described by the American Psychiatric Association in its newly revised diagnostic manual DSM-V as a

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High-Dose DHA-Rich Fish Oil May Improve Memory in Early Cognitive Impairment

Many characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease are agreed, but the origins, cause, physiological processes and progression of this debilitating condition are not. For example, it has been suggested that mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a transitional phase between normal cognitive changes in aging and the development of dementia. Some estimate that more than half the individuals

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