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Omega-3 reduced violence in children and violence between parents – RCT May 2018

Reductions of intimate partner violence resulting from supplementing children with omega‐3 fatty acids: A randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, stratified, parallel‐group trial

Aggressive Behavior Volume 0, Issue 0, https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21769
Jill Portnoy Adrian Raine Jianghong Liu Joseph R. Hibbeln

  • Omega-3 given to anti-social children for 6 months in a rasndomized controlled trial lasting 12 months
    Omega-3 level increases were confirmed by blood tests
  • 2015 paper found that Omega-3 reduced the aggression/violence of the children
  • 2018 study found that Omega-3 reduced the violence between the caregiving partners
    • perhaps due to improved child behavior
  • Benefits still documented 6 months after the Omega-3 was stopped

VitaminDWiki wonders about additional improvement

  • If Omega-3 extended from 6 to 12 months
  • If Omega-3 dose varied with child weight
  • If other anti-inflammation supplements were given to child
  • If caregivers were also given Omega-3
  • If children had adequate levels of Vitamin D. Zinc, Magnesium ? ?
  • If had lowered the levels of Omega-6 in children (dietary restriction)

Vitamin D and Omega-3 category starts with

396 Omega-3 items in category Omega-3 helps with: Autism (8 studies), Depression (29 studies), Cardiovascular (34 studies), Cognition (50 studies), Pregnancy (40 studies), Infant (32 studies), Obesity (13 studies), Mortality (7 studies), Breast Cancer (5 studies), Smoking, Sleep, Stroke, Longevity, Trauma (12 studies), Inflammation (18 studies), Multiple Sclerosis (9 studies), VIRUS (12 studies), etc
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See also VitaminDWiki

ADHD and Vitamin D Deficiency in VitaminDWiki has the following sections
ADHD 2 times more likely if poor Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio – meta-analysis May 2016
ADHD reduced by Omega-3 in trials either using high doses or over long term – July 2016
ADHD helped by combination of Omega-3 and Zinc - 2016
Half of ADHD children treated by Omega-3 RCT 2009
PubMed - Nov 2017 Omega-3 appears to treat ADHD

2018 PDF available free at Sci-Hub
 Download the 2015 PDF from VitaminDWiki
"Reduction in behavior problems with omega-3 supplementation in children aged 8-16 years: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, stratified, parallel-grouptrial"

Omega‐3 supplementation has been found to reduce externalizing behavior in children. Reciprocal models of parent‐child behavior suggest that improving child behavior could lead to improvements in parent behavior, however no study has examined whether omega‐3 supplementation in children could reduce intimate partner violence or child maltreatment by their adult caregivers. In this randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, stratified, parallel group trial, a community sample of children were randomized to receive either a fruit drink containing 1 gm of omega‐3 fats (Smartfish Recharge; Omega‐3 group, n = 100) or the same fruit drink without omega‐3's (Placebo group, n = 100). Child participants, adult caregivers, and research staff were blinded to group assignment. Adult caregivers reported inter‐partner and child‐directed physical assault and psychological aggression at baseline, 6 months (end of treatment) and 12 months (6 months post‐treatment) using the Conflicts Tactics Scale. Caregivers of children in the omega‐3 group reported long‐term reductions in psychological aggression in a group × time interaction. Improvements in adult psychological aggression were correlated with improvements in child externalizing behavior scores. No differences were reported for child maltreatment. This study is the first to show that omega‐3 supplementation in children can reduce inter‐partner psychological aggression among adult caregivers not receiving supplements. Findings suggest that improving child behavior through omega‐3 supplementation could have long‐term benefits to the family system as a whole.

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