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Results

Conclusion**

Omega-3 fatty acids as continuous variables

Boys with ADHD had significantly lower mean levels of plasma AA, EPA, and DHA than the controls (p<0.02, p<0.02, p<0.03, respectively).

Boys with ADHD had significantly lower mean levels of red blood cell AA (p<0.02), 22:4n-6 (p<0.03), and DHA (p<0.06), and significantly higher mean levels of red blood cell 22:5n-6 (p<0.05) compared to the controls.

B

Omega-3 fatty acids as continuous variables

The mean level of DHA from nonfasting blood samples was significantly lower in the hyperactive children than in the controls (p=0.045).

The mean levels of DGLA and AA from nonfasting blood samples were significantly lower in the hyperactive children than in the controls (p=0.007 and p=0.027, respectively).

No significant differences in blood serum n-3 or n-6 fatty acids were found.

B

Omega-3 fatty acids as continuous variables

The mean levels of LA, DGLA, and AA from fasting blood samples were lower in the “maladjusted” children than in the normal children (0.05<p<0.01), although the differences were not significant.

The mean level of 22:5n-6 from fasting blood samples was higher in the “maladjusted” children than in the normal children (0.05<p<0.1), although this difference was not significant.

No other significant differences were found between the two groups in terms of fatty acid levels in fasting blood samples.

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