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Fish oil boosts mood in depressed seniors. Tajalizadekhoob et al., 2011. Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

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Fish oil boosts mood in depressed seniors. Tajalizadekhoob et al., 2011. Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

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Moderate dose of Omega-3 fish oil improved mood in depressed elderly

In this small randomised controlled trial, a group of elderly people with mild to moderate depression were given either a fish oil capsule (with 300mg of the omega-3 essential fats EPA and DHA) or a placebo for six months. The researchers found that treatment with the fish oil was clinically effective.

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