A randomized, placebo controlled trial of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of young children with autism

@inproceedings{Mankad2015ARP,
  title={A randomized, placebo controlled trial of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of young children with autism},
  author={Deepali Mankad and Annie Dupuis and S. Robinson Smile and Wendy Roberts and Jessica A. Brian and Toni Lui and Lisa Genore and D. N. Zaghloul and Alana Iaboni and Peggy Margaret A Marcon and Evdokia Anagnostou},
  booktitle={Molecular autism},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting more than 1% of children. It is characterized by social communication deficits and repetitive behaviors/restricted interests. In the absence of any medications known to improve core symptom domains, parents often use complementary alternative treatments, including omega-3 fatty acid supplements. METHODS We conducted a 6-month, randomized, placebo controlled trial of omega-3 fatty acid supplements (1.5 g) vs… CONTINUE READING
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