Omega-3 Supplements May Help Children with Reading

Children who have trouble reading may benefit from taking omega-3 supplements, a new study has found. Children between the ages of 7 and 9 took 600 mg of omega-3 supplements daily for four months, according to a study recently published in the journal PLos One.

Researchers found that the weakest readers were able to boost their reading age by three weeks more than a similar group of children taking a placebo.

Although the study was funded by Martek Biosciences Inc.. a company that makes omega-3 supplements, Oxford University researchers conducted the study independently. Researchers noted that further studies are needed.

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