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27 May 2011

Fish oil may help mood, alcohol craving

Omega 3 fatty acids may be beneficial for more than just the heart. Research discovered potential therapeutic benefits for alcohol abuse and psychiatric disorders.

Omega 3 fatty acids may be beneficial for more than just the heart. Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine disclosed that on a molecular level these dietary supplements may have a potential therapeutic benefit for alcohol abuse and psychiatric disorders.

Using a stress-sensitive mouse model of bipolar disorder developed in his lab, Niculescu and his colleagues studied the influence of dietary DHA. The mice have characteristic bipolar symptoms, including being depressed and, when subjected to stress, becoming manic.

 
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