Why omega-3 fats can help beat depression

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The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are found in oily fish. In a new study from the National Institute of Health Research, researchers found how they reduce inflammation and depression. They found an important mechanism that can help inform the development of new...
The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are found in oily fish.

In a new study from the National Institute of Health Research, researchers found how they reduce inflammation and depression.

They found an important mechanism that can help inform the development of new treatments involving omega-3 fatty acids for patients with depression.

Scientists have known that omega-3 PUFA can induce anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory effects but, without further understanding of how this happens in the human brain, it has been difficult to develop treatments.

Previous research has shown that people with major depressive disorder have higher levels of inflammation in their bodies than those without the disorder.

In the study, the team tested the theory that when omega-3 fatty acids are processed in the body, some of their metabolites are…
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