Omega-3 backed for postpartum depression

After birth, levels of omega 3 in a woman’s blood can fall unless sufficient omega 3 is consumed.  Women at risk of depression can have an increased risk of suffering from it post=partum if levels of omega 3 do fall.  It is believed that omega 3 plays a role in serotonin production

Increasing the levels of omega-3 fatty acids could help to battle postpartum depression, according to a new review. http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Omega-3-backed-for-postpartum-depression

 

publ: Shapiro et al.  Canadian Jrnl Psych (2012), 57 (11) 704-712

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