Could People Become Less Violent by Eating More Fish??

@buenavida (8009)
Sweden
August 15, 2007 9:34pm CST
I just visited an information meeting and listened to John Miller, a well known scientist who told about the research that has been done on criminals who could not control their temper. They became violent when something annoyed them. They were divided in two groups - one group got omega3 from fish and the second group got a placebo. None of them knew which kind of pills they got. Result: The group that was given real Omega3 from fish, got much better in controlling their violence. What would happen if all violent people would eat Omega3 in cold pressed form? The Omega3 has a lot of good effects on children and teenagers too. And it is great for the rest of us!! What do you think? Have you seen any effects from Omega3??
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
16 Aug 07
Well fish is very well known to be very good for us so maybe it can give us the right chemical for out brain to contol certain things, it isn't hard to believe that this could be so, everything even depression can be caused by certain chemicals in the brain.....
@buenavida (8009)
• Sweden
17 Aug 07
Yes, you are right, 60% of our brain consists of fats and a big part should be omega3 fats. Transfats and many heated fats disturb the sensitive balance. You can read more if you go to: www.gnld.com and see the movies (links in my profile) about the food supplements including omega3
@Uroborus (910)
• Canada
2 Jan 08
There are some studies that suggest that getting omega-3 in your diet helps CERTAIN forms of mental illness. But its a big jump to go from this and think that it might reduce violence. There are too many factors that contribute to violence and many of these factors are social in nature. But it couldn't hurt to start with a healthy diet even if there is only a chance that it will help violent behaviour. But I suspect that other things in the person's life would have to be treated as well.
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@buenavida (8009)
• Sweden
6 Jan 08
You are right, there may be many things that contribute to mental illness, but as you say, it doesn´t hurt trying. I have found it easier to deal with people when I eat salmon oil, obviously that is what helps in my case. I also get more creative when eating it.
• United States
17 Nov 07
Interesting. I'm wondering if the flax seeds will have the same affect, or is it specifically the fish.
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@buenavida (8009)
• Sweden
19 Nov 07
Vegetable omega3 is different from the one in fish. We can find omega3 fats in nuts too, but according to Dr Gonzales Aragón, a Mexican scientist, the fats in fish are different and most efficient. Of course we should eat cold pressed good vegetable fats too, the best ones come from wheat, rice and soya, used in the human nutrition for thousands of years. Also the fish oils should be cold pressed and free from pollution and come from cold water fish. You can check my profile and you will find some excellent information from www.gnld.com