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Hopes of preventing psychosis with fish oil flounder

Leading psychiatrist Professor Patrick McGorry’s hopes that fish oil may protect young people from developing psychosis appear to be unfounded.

In a follow-up study of more than 300 young people at high risk of psychosis, six months of treatment with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplements was no better than placebo in reducing transition to psychosis.

The multinational study led by Professor McGorry  failed to replicate

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