Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Deficiencies & Potential Mechanisms in ADHD

ADHD

Deficiency in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) has recently been investigated as a potential pathogenetic mechanism in ADHD ((Stevens et al, 1995). Although current pharmacotherapies, such as methylphenidate and atomoxetine, are able to improve ADHD symptoms, there is still about 20-40% of patients with ADHD who do not benefitRead

DHA Supplement May Offset Damaging Outcomes of Maternal Stress on Unborn Males in Early Development

autism, probiotics, pregnancy

Neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and schizophrenia disproportionately affect males and are directly linked to early life adversity caused by maternal stress and other factors, which might be impacted by nutrition. But the underlying reasons for these male-specific impacts are not well understood. Researchers from the University of Missouri School ofRead

Aluminum and Autism: Is There a Link?

Aluminum and Autism

The following is an excerpted version of a 2018 study from the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology on human exposure to aluminum and autism. We encourage you to click through to the full text study at the end of this summary for the complete results. This studyRead

Prenatal Vitamin Intake May Reduce Autism Recurrence Risk in Siblings

prenatal vitamins and autism

Maternal use of folic acid supplements has been inconsistently associated with reduced risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the child. This study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, examined whether prenatal vitamin use by mothers was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) recurrence in high-risk families. This prospective cohort study analyzed dataRead

Microbiota-Mediated Regulation of the Immune System in a Prenatal Immune Activation Model of Autism

autism, probiotics, pregnancy

In what is being described as cutting-edge research, published in the Journal of Immunology, scientists from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggest that a mother’s microbiome during pregnancy plays a critical role in determining the child’s risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders. The study raises the possibility that autismRead