Omega 3 and Childhood Brain Development

Omega-3’s Associated With Better Executive Function in Cohort of Young Children

New research has found young children outperformed their peers on a measure of executive function when they had higher levels of Omega’s in their blood. Over 300 children between the ages of 2 thru 6 years of age were participated in this recent study.  Blood spots tests were used to measure the participants Omega-3 index. …

Vitamin D and Cholesterol in Children

High Vitamin D Levels Linked to Lower Cholesterol in Children

According to new research, a link exists between higher serum Vitamin D levels and lower plasma Cholesterol levels in primary school children.  Children with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels above 80 nmol/l had lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and total Cholesterol levels when compare with children whose 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were below 50 nmol/l.  Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D…

Omega-3 and ADHD

Meta-Analysis Supports Potential of Omega-3s for ADHD

According to a new meta-analysis of “gold standard” clinical studies, Omega-3 essential fatty acid supplements could improve symptoms and cognitive performance in adolescents and children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Data taken from seven randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and involving over 500 youth was analyzed using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and…

Infant Cognition

Micronutrient Supplementation For Mothers Boosts Infant Cognitive Health

A major follow up study has determined pregnant women should take more micronutrients besides iron and folic acid to increase the long-term cognitive development of their children. The Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients Intervention Trial (SUMMIT) lasted from 2001 – 2004.  Over 31,000 pregnant women participated in this study.  The study goals were to determine if…

Omega 3 and Children's reading

Omega 3 and 6 May Improve Reading for Children

According to a recent study improved reading skills in mainstream schoolchildren was seen with daily supplementation with both Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. Over 150 schoolchildren in grade 3 (9 and 10 years of age) participated in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.  Participants took the Logos test (A computer based test)…