Omega 3 Fatty Acids Effective for Depression & Hot Flashes at Menopause

A small US study shows promising evidence that omega-3 fatty acids may be effective for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in women experiencing the menopausal transition.

In addition to depression rating scale scores falling significantly among 19 peri- and postmenopausal women with MDD who took omega-3 fatty acids for 8 weeks, those who also experienced hot flashes before supplementation reported an improvement in the number of hot flashes per day.

Source: Menopause 2011; Advance online publication

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