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What are the health benefits of adding fish oil to my diet?

Jacob Teitelbaum
Integrative Medicine
If you suffer from depression, poor memory or a number of other conditions, there's a good chance that you suffer from omega-3 deficiency and would benefit from adding fish oil to your diet. With most of the brain being made of fatty acids (such as DHA), it's not surprising that consuming fish oil has been shown to reduce existing depression and help with postpartum depression, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar illness and even schizophrenia. Even in healthy people, supplementing with fish oil decreases anger and anxiety and increases vigor while also improving various types of attention, cognitive and physiological functions -- including overall mood.

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