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    Default Omega-3's Could have Mental Health Benefits Too, Study Finds

    Sara Regan
    June 16 2021

    Inflammation doesn't affect just our physical health but our mental health, too. As we learn more about how diet and subsequent inflammation affect our mental well-being, the importance of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle is becoming increasingly apparent. And according to new research published in Molecular Psychiatry, omega-3 fatty acids are a valuable part of the equation.

    Looking at the effects of omega-3s.

    Previous research has indicated that people with major depressive disorder have higher levels of inflammation than those without. So in this new study by researchers from King's College London, The University of Manchester, and China Medical University, they wanted to see if two known anti-inflammatory omega-3s—eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—could protect the brain from inflammation.

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