My favorite psychology podcast, Australia's ABC Radio National's All in the Mind recently reviewed some research which suggests that the amount of fish oil ingested affects our emotions.
The blurb on their site says:
"It’s now recognised that omega 3, essential fatty acids mainly found in fish, can help to prevent conditions like cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis – but the evidence is accumulating for just how important fish oil is for mental health and wellbeing. We hear some remarkable findings from a British study looking at the effect of giving fish oil supplements to children with ADHD and learning difficulties. And the figures showing significantly lower depression rates in countries which eat lots of seafood may give you an idea for tonight’s dinner!"
The brain and omega 3 – fishy or fact?
Saturday 18 March 2006.