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Title: Effects of Low Doses of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder of Children: A Systematic Review
Authors: Grassmann, Viviane [UNIFESP]
Santos-Galduroz, Ruth Ferreira [UNIFESP]
Galduróz, José Carlos Fernandes [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
Univ Estadual Paulista
Keywords: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; behavior
dietary supplements and polyunsaturated fatty acids
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2013
Publisher: Bentham Science Publ Ltd
Citation: Current Neuropharmacology. Sharjah: Bentham Science Publ Ltd, v. 11, n. 2, p. 186-196, 2013.
Abstract: Since attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) presents high prevalence among children, science has been researching alternative forms of treatment that do not involve medication. Objective: To evaluate the effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Methods: We reviewed the articles published between 1980 and 2012 indexed in the databases PubMed, APA psychNET, Scopus and Web of Knowledge. Results: Initially 231 articles were selected, out of which 12 met the inclusion criteria. The articles selected reported a modest cognitive and behavioral improvement of the patients after treatment with low doses of PUFAs. Those results might be associated with the evaluation methodology, the doses of PUFAs administered or the duration of treatment.
ISSN: 1570-159X
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