A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Autism Spectrum Disorder

@inproceedings{Bent2011APR,
  title={A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Autism Spectrum Disorder},
  author={Stephen Bent and Kiah Christine Bertoglio and Paul Ashwood and Alan Bostrom and Robert L Hendren},
  booktitle={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2011}
}
We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial to determine the feasibility and initial safety and efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids (1.3 g/day) for the treatment of hyperactivity in 27 children ages 3-8 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). After 12 weeks, hyperactivity, as measured by the Aberrant Behavior Checklist, improved 2.7 (± 4.8) points in the omega-3 group compared to 0.3 (± 7.2) points in the placebo group (p = 0.40; effect size = 0.38). Correlations were found between decreases in… CONTINUE READING
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