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Adolescent Behavior and Dopamine Availability Are Uniquely Sensitive to Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency

By Corina O. Bondia, Ameer Y. Tahac et al.
Published in Biological Psychiatry, 25 July 2013

This study examined consecutive deficiencies in omega-3 fatty acids, which can affect teen behavior, study experts at University of Pittsburgh report. Dietary deficiency of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) has been implicated in the symptomatic onset of schizophrenia and mood disorders, which typically occurs during adolescence to early adulthood.

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