Children who eat oily fish may be better readers than their peers, a new study has revealed.
Researchers discovered that young people’s reading ability significantly improved following the consumption of Omega 3. Experts say the findings reiterate the importance of ensuring regular consumption of the fatty acid in children’s diets, through oily fish such as salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel and sardines.
The new research discovered that children who took Equazen, an Omega 3 and Omega 6 supplement, for three months showed a larger improvement in reading ability than those who were given a placebo. They showed significant enhancements in their reading comprehension ability, phonologic decoding time and visual analysis time.
Discussing the findings, Oxford University researcher, Dr Alex Richardson, said: ‘Should parents be trying to get their children to consume more Omega 3? Yes they should.'
Source - Daily Mail