Long chain omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation in the treatment of elderly depression: effects on depressive symptoms, on phospholipids fatty acids profile and on health-related quality of life.

@article{Rondanelli2011LongCO,
  title={Long chain omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation in the treatment of elderly depression: effects on depressive symptoms, on phospholipids fatty acids profile and on health-related quality of life.},
  author={Mariangela Rondanelli and Attilio Carlo Giacosa and Annalisa Opizzi and Claudio Pelucchi and Carlo la Vecchia and Gigliola Montorfano and Manuela Negroni and Bruno Berra and Pierluigi Politi and Angela Maria Rizzo},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={37-44}
}
OBJECTIVE Recent observations showed that long chain omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA) could represent a potential treatment for elderly depression. To determine if a n-3 LCPUFA containing supplement improves depressive symptoms, changes phospholipids acids profile and ameliorates Health related quality of life (HRQoL) in depressed elderly patients. DESIGN Two-months, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Nursing home in Pavia, Italy. SUBJECTS Forty… CONTINUE READING