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Autism Study Fails to Show Benefit of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Six-Month Trial at Autism Speaks ATN in Toronto Produced No Improvements in Symptoms or Language among Young Children with Autism

By Autism Speaks

Summary

This online article describes a controlled research trial in which one group of children on the autism spectrum received the maximum recommended dose of omega-3 fatty acids, while another group received a placebo. The omega-3 treatment group showed no advantage over the placebo control group: in fact, challenging behavior and externalizing issues increased in the treatment group.

Research Autism was a charity funding research in autism interventions. Research Autism’s information services have been absorbed by the National Autistic Society (NAS). Founded in 1962, the NAS “provide[s] information, support and pioneering services, and campaign[s] for a better world for autistic people. [Website]

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This online article is in English

Publication:

Autism Speaks
2015

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