Omega 3 and 6 May Improve Reading for Children

Omega-3 Children's ReadingAccording to a recent study improved reading skills in mainstream schoolchildren was seen with daily supplementation with both Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids.

Over 150 schoolchildren in grade 3 (9 and 10 years of age) participated in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.  Participants took the Logos test (A computer based test) that measures their skills in reading in various ways, including vocabulary, ability to read nonsense works and reading speed.  The children received either an Omega 3 and Omega 6 supplement or a placebo containing palm oil.  The study lasted 6 months.  Parents, children and the researchers were unaware of which participants received the supplement and which received the placebo until the study was completed.  After an initial 3 month period all of the children began receiving the actual Omega 3 and Omega 6 supplement for an additional 3 months.

Researchers could see an improvement in the participants reading skills for the supplement group in comparison to the placebo group even after the first 3 month period.  Particularly obvious was the ability to read nonsense words aloud and phonologically decode the word so that the word was pronounced correctly.

No children who had been diagnosed with ADHD participated in this study but parents were able to identify children with milder attention problems.  These children saw even larger improvements in many tests including faster reading times.

 Further studies are needed according to researchers.

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