Is your kid a little terror? Are you getting tired of multiple trips to school to discuss about his “issues”? Here is one possible solution. Add omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into your kid’s diet, and his problem behavior can be reduced in the short term, according to a study of University of Pennsylvania researchers.
- Incorporating omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into the diets of children with extreme aggression can reduce this problem behavior in the short term
- A third group in the study took the supplements and participated in CBT, and a fourth received resources and information targeted at reducing aggressive behavior. Blood samples at the experiment’s start and conclusion measured omega-3 levels in each child.
- Immediately after three months of the nutritional intervention rich in omega-3s, we found a decrease in the children’s reporting of their aggressive behavior,” Richmond said. The team also followed up three and six months later.
“Incorporating omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into the diets of children with extreme aggression can reduce this problem behavior in the short term, especially its more impulsive, emotional form, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers who published their findings in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.”