Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The CNP Omega-3 and Mental Health Research Category consolidates research exploring the current evidence base to support the connection between omega-3 fatty acid intake and brain, psychological and clinical mental health. To view each original study on the open internet, click “Original.” To view the CNP-written abstract summary, click “CNP Summary.” While only some of the CNP-written abstract summaries are available below for free, all abstract summaries are available to CNP members through the CNP Library Membership.

2018

The role of physical exercise and Omega-3 fatty acids in depressive illness in the elderly

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2020

Omega-3 fatty acids in the psychological and physiological resilience against COVID-19

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2018

N-3 (Omega-3) fatty acids: Effects on brain dopamine systems and potential role in the etiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

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2019

Role of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in mental health-studies from Japan

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2021

Marine omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for borderline personality disorder: A meta-analysis

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2020

Recent trends in mental illness and omega-3 fatty acids

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2020

The Importance of marine omega-3s for brain development and the prevention and treatment of behavior, mood, and other brain disorders

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2015

A mindfulness-based stress management program and treatment with omega-3 fatty acids to maintain a healthy mental state in hospital nurses (Happy Nurse Project): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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2016

Omega-3 fatty acid status enhances the prevention of cognitive decline by B vitamins in mild cognitive impairment

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2018

Seafood consumption, Omega-3 fatty acids intake, and life-time prevalence of depression in the PREDIMED-Plus trial

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2011

Omega-3 supplementation lowers inflammation and anxiety in medical students: A randomized controlled trial

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2021

Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with blood-brain barrier integrity in a healthy aging population

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2018

Brain health across the lifespan: A systematic review on the role of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements

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2021

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against inflammation through production of LOX and CYP450 lipid mediators: relevance for major depression and for human hippocampal neurogenesis

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2021

Omega-3 supplementation and stress reactivity of cellular aging biomarkers: an ancillary substudy of a randomized, controlled trial in midlife adults

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2021

Importance of EPA and DHA blood levels in brain structure and function

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2019

Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive decline: a systematic review

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2022

The association of plasma inflammatory markers with omega-3 fatty acids and their mediating role in psychotic symptoms and functioning: An analysis of the NEURAPRO clinical trial

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2019

International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry research practice guidelines for Omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

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2021

Effect of omega‐3 and vitamin D co‐supplementation on psychological distress in reproductive‐aged women with pre‐diabetes and hypovitaminosis D: A randomized controlled trial

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2019

Fish oil ameliorates neuropsychiatric behaviors and gut dysbiosis by elevating selected microbiota–derived metabolites and tissue tight junctions in rats under chronic sleep deprivation

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