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Does taking omega-3 help a child with learning problems?

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In brief: It could

There is a lot of evidence that omega-3's, in the proper dose, of course, can help with learning problems.
But rather than solving the problem, supplements are more a part of an overall solution combined at least with diet and exercise.

In brief: It could

There is a lot of evidence that omega-3's, in the proper dose, of course, can help with learning problems.
But rather than solving the problem, supplements are more a part of an overall solution combined at least with diet and exercise.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Dr. William Holmes
Omega-3 will help some people have improved focus and concentration. However, children with specific learning disorders will still have difficulty learning, even if they are paying better attention. Improvements in attention may help them stick with difficult learingin situations for longer periods of time.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Maybe not

There have been no studies which prove omega 3 is actually of much benefit.
In fact, a very recent study suggested there is no real benefit of taking omega 3. Therefore, it maybe won't help a child with learning disabilities. The best thing is to have tutoring to help with remediation for learning disorders. Good luck.

In brief: Maybe not

There have been no studies which prove omega 3 is actually of much benefit.
In fact, a very recent study suggested there is no real benefit of taking omega 3. Therefore, it maybe won't help a child with learning disabilities. The best thing is to have tutoring to help with remediation for learning disorders. Good luck.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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