Amount

Results

Conclusion**

 

Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA, may be beneficial in the management of dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD.

There is no evidence that omega-6 fatty acids are beneficial in the management of dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD, but positive results have been found using an omega-3:omega-6 combination for both ADHD and dyslexia.

B

DHA group:

Fermented soybean milk 3 times/week (600 mg DHA/125 mL)

Bread rolls 2 times/week

(300 mg DHA/45 g)

Steamed bread 2 times/week

(600 mg DHA/60 g)

Total = 3600 mg DHA, 700 mg EPA/week

Control group:

Placebo food containing olive oil instead of DHA-rich fish oil

Short-term visual memory was significantly improved in the control group from baseline until the end of the study (p=0.02), but not in the DHA group. The short-term visual memory was significantly better in the control group than in the DHA group (p=0.02).

The number of errors of omission and commission were significantly improved in the continuous performance test in the control group from baseline until the end of the study (p=0.02 and p=0.01, respectively).

The number of errors of commission were significantly higher in the DHA group than in the control group (p=0.001).

A



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