Every parent wants their child to achieve their dreams. And now scientists believe they may have found the magic potion to give them a step up in life.
A new trial shows children who consumed fish oil pills significantly improved their ability to read in just three months. Packed full of omega 3 fatty acids, the Swedish study is the first to confirm that these nutrients can benefit all youngsters.
University of Gothenberg researchers conducted a trial of Equazen on 154 children who were split into two groups. Having previously been shown to be as effective as Ritalin in children with behavioural problems, the capsules a range of fatty acids. Half received three of the pills, which cost just 13p each, of the powerful fish oil tablet, while the rest were given a placebo. A series of computerized reading tests were then conducted to measure the ability of the youngsters.
Those given Equazen showed a 64 per cent improvement in their overall comprehension. While they were five times quicker at decoding jumbled up words, the study showed.
Source: The Tribune