Can Fish Reduce Your Child’s Aggression?

A new study states that foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids may help in minimising the impulsiveness an aggression in kids.

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This study claims that the impulsive nature and emotional volatility in kids may be controlled a bit with the help of foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids.

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Seafood like tuna and fatty fish contain omega 3 fatty acids. Also, certain nuts contain them. This study says that omega 3 supplements may also minimise the aggressive behaviour in kids.
When this kind of diet is also coupled with a behavioural therapy, the aggression levels in kids can be controlled.

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Researchers observed a change in kids' aggression after a span of 3 months with the help of diet changes. Nearly 300 kids around the age of 11 years were involved in the study. All of them displayed aggressive behavior before the study.

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They were given omega 3 fatty acids in various forms and were also offered behavioural therapy. After the study, researchers understood that omega 3 fatty acids had some effect on the kids' behavior.

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Also, when it is combined with cognitive behavioral therapy, the effects were better. The aggression levels in kids could be controlled a bit.

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Story first published: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7:09 [IST]
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