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 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)…