Omega-3 fatty acid and ADHD: Blood level analysis and meta-analytic extension of supplementation trials

Elizabeth Hawkey, Joel Nigg

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Abstract

Interest in the value of omega.3 (n 3) fatty acid supplementation for treatment of ADHD remains high. No prior meta-analysis has examined whether ADHD is associated with alterations in blood lipid levels and meta-analyses of supplementation have reached conflicting conclusions. Methods: We report two new meta-analyses. Study 1 examined blood levels of omega. 3 fatty acids in relation to ADHD. Study 2 examined a larger sample of randomized intervention trials than previously reported. Results: Study 1 included 9 studies (n=586) and found lower overall blood levels of n. 3 in individuals with ADHD versus controls (g=0.42, 95% CI=0.26-0.59; p.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-505
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Psychology Review
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Intervention
  • Meta-analysis
  • Omega-3
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Supplementation

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Omega-3 fatty acid and ADHD : Blood level analysis and meta-analytic extension of supplementation trials. / Hawkey, Elizabeth; Nigg, Joel.

In: Clinical Psychology Review, Vol. 34, No. 6, 2014, p. 496-505.

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