Autism Research: Omega-3 Fatty Acid as an Autism Treatment

Safety and Efficacy of Omega-3 Fatty Acids as an Autism Treatment Researched

Autism Research: Many individuals with autism use or have used fish oil containing omega-3 fatty acids.  Many have reported benefit from this treatment while others have not.  A study involving omega-3 fatty acids as an autism treatment was conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids as an autism treatment.  The findings were published in […]

Autism Research: Study Researches Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Hyperactivity in Autistic Children

Effect of Fish Oil (Omega-3 Fatty Acids) on Hyperactivity in Children with Autism

Autism Research: Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation is a treatment that is commonly recommended for autistic children.  Recent research attempted to determine the effect that omega-3 fatty acids might have on hyperactivity in children with autism.  The safety of the supplement was also studied.  The findings were published in an article titled A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial […]

Autism Research: Effect of Additional Arachidonic Acid on Communication and Social Withdrawal

Autism Research Studying Effectiveness of Additional Arachidonic Acid (ARA) on Communication and Social Withdrawal

Autism Research: Previous research has demonstrated that arachidonic acid (ARA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) are important elements in the formation and maturation of the brain network.  Additional research has shown that arachidonic acid plays a key role in the process of signaling neurons to mature.  This study attempted to demonstrate the efficacy […]

Autism Research: Phospholipids and Fatty Acids in Plasma of Autistic Children from Saudi Arabia

Research Looks at Plasma Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Omega-6 Fatty Acids, and Phospholipids in Children with Autism Compared to Healthy Controls

Autism Research: Omega-3 fatty acids have been suggested for use in individuals with autism.  A study conducted in April 2011 may provide data demonstrating why many claim benefits from omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in autism.  The research article is titled Impaired Plasma Phospholipids and Relative Amounts of Essential Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Autistic Patients from […]