Erythrocyte n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid and seafood intake decrease the risk of depression: case-control study in Korea.

@article{Park2012ErythrocyteNP,
  title={Erythrocyte n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid and seafood intake decrease the risk of depression: case-control study in Korea.},
  author={Yongsoon Park and Malgeunsinae Kim and Dawon Baek and Seok-Hyeon Kim},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={25-31}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Low intake or tissue levels of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been associated with an increased risk of depression, but some studies do not support the association. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the hypothesis that erythrocyte levels of n-3 PUFA and intake of seafood are negatively associated with the risk of depression in Koreans. METHODS We investigated 80 patients diagnosed with a score ≥25 on the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression… CONTINUE READING