Good Fats Research

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A meta-analysis of 13 randomized placebo-controlled trials totaling 1,233 participants examined the effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on depressive symptoms in subjects with major depressive disorder (MDD). Study authors found an overall beneficial effect of omega-3 supplementation in people with MDD. Results suggested benefits were greatest in studies using higher doses of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), though specific dosages were not defined, or used the supplements in conjunction with antidepressant medications.