Parental Omega-3 Deficiency Can Affect Offspring

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Dietary choices by parents may affect their adolescent's behaviour and cognitive performance. Using a rodent model, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that the adolescents of parents who were low in omega-3 fatty acids had more anxiety, hyperactivity and learning difficulties than adolescents whose parents had sufficient dietary omega-3’s. The nutritionally deficient parents exhibited the symptoms but the effect was stronger in their adolescent offspring.

Positive Tip: Ensure you’re getting enough omega-3’s from natural sources like ground flaxseed. Both you and your children will benefit.