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Posted by Barbara on November 23, 1999 at 20:41:27:

In Reply to: Science Update! posted by John J Baca on November 18, 1999 at 08:05:07:

: Fatty ACIDS
: Essential For Kids..

: The 3 to 5 paercent of school age children who suffer from ATTention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder(ADHD)
: may share a common health problem ----essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency. A recent study reported a correlation in
: Physiology & Behavior illustrates a correlation between EFA deficiencies in children and problems associated with ADHD

: Boys, ages 6 to 12, whose blood contained lower levels of fatty acids--particular omega-3s--demonstrated
: more frequent and excessive temper tantrums, sleeping problems, problems getting up in the morning and learning dificulties---al characteristics of kids with ADHD.

Hi Do you know anything about the low level of fatty acids - omega 3s and a test that's being done to show a predilection for Alzheimers that has something to do with measuring fatty acids?


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