Higher Intakes of Omega-3 PUFAs Alone or with Less Omega-6 PUFAs Linked to Lower Risk of Depressive Symptoms in Women

Depressive illness, especially in its recurrent form—major depressive disorder—is a disabling illness that the World Health Organization expects will be the world’s second leading cause of disability by the year 2020. In high-income countries, the lifetime prevalence of this condition is estimated at 14.6%, with the figure dropping to 11.1% in low- and middle-income countries.

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Seafood Omega-3 Supplementation Without Effect in Depressive Heart Patients

There have been several encouraging studies reporting improved symptoms in depressive illness among those who consumed long-chain (seafood) omega-3s. Other research has observed lower levels of these fatty acids in patients with heart disease and/or depressive illness. The benefits to heart health of increased consumption of these fatty acids, especially among survivors of a heart

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Low Breast Milk DHA Linked to Greater Risk of Depressive Symptoms in Pregnancy

[frame src=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PUFA4.12_Callout5.png” alt=”” width=”192″ height=”175″ align=”left”] One of the more pressing questions about perinatal depressive symptoms is why some women develop the condition and others do not. A history of depressive illness, high levels of stress and adverse socioeconomic conditions increase the risk of a woman’s developing depressive symptoms, but other factors also contribute to

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Dietary n-6:n-3 PUFA Ratio Higher Than 9 Linked to Higher Risk of Postpartum Depression

[frame src=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PUFA4.12_Callout7.png” alt=”” width=”201″ height=”160″ align=”left” ] The World Health Organization estimates that perinatal depressive disorders affect between 10% and 40% of women worldwide. In low- and middle-income countries, the average prevalence of common perinatal mental disorders was estimated at 15.9%. Rates in developed countries tend to be lower, ranging from 6.5% to 12.9% for

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