A new study has found omega-3 supplements may calm aggressive behavior in children.
Omega-3 is far from being the only micronutrient that has been shown to improve behavior problems in children.
For example, recent research shows that supplementing low birth-weight babies with iron may help prevent behavioral problems at school age. Other research supports this finding by confirming that low levels of iron and vitamin B12 are linked to behavior problems in young boys.
In what was arguably one of the most impressive demonstrations that nutritional supplementation can improve behavior problems in children, a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial published by researchers at California State University in 2000 found that school children given a daily multinutrient supplement had significantly lower rates of threats and fighting, vandalism, being disrespectful, disorderly conduct, defiance, obscenities, refusal to work or serve, endangering others, and other offences.
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