EPA from Fish Oil May Prevent Schizophrenia

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EICOSAPENTAENOIC acid -- Therapeutic use
CLINICAL trials
FISH oils
SCHIZOPHRENIA
PSYCHOSES
MEDICINE -- Research
Geographic Terms:AUSTRALIA

Abstract:The article reports on a study from Australia, which found that fish oil, especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), could help prevent the development of schizophrenia in teenagers and young adults. For three months, researchers administered either 1.5 g fish oil or a placebo to young people at risk of developing schizophrenia. At one-year follow-up, only 5% of the fish oil group demonstrated signs of psychosis, whereas 28% of the placebo group had developed psychosis.

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