How fish-oil capsules can boost young brainpower
The Daily Mail reports on the findings of a study in which Vegepa was given to children for three months, their brains scanned before and after the study. Below is an extract from the article:
“The children were given the supplement Vegepa, containing a combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The youngsters took two capsules a day for three months and were encouraged to cut down on fatty snacks, fizzy drinks and become more active.
After three months, remarkable improvements were seen, according to Professor Puri. The average increase in the children’s reading age was a year and a quarter while their handwriting became more accurate and neater.
In one measurement of concentration, three children scored perfect results even though they are not top of the class at school. They also dramatically improved their short-term memory.
One boy who previously scorned books and was hooked on TB developed a love of reading and declared he was ‘bored’ with television.
However, the most striking finding emerged from the brain scans, which all suggested they had denser nerve fibres,.
Professor Puri said: “The results were astonishing. It was as if these were the brains of children three years older.””