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Countering Menopausal Depression Naturally

May 05, 2009 09:16PM
Psychological distress and depression are common symptoms experienced by many premenopausal and menopausal women. Now a new study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, indicates that consuming omega-3 fatty acids may offer natural relief.

At the end of the researchers’ 8-week study period of women ages 40 to 55, those who ingested one gram of omega-3 in capsule form daily, reported considerable reduction of hot flashes and fewer symptoms of psychological stress and depression than those who had taken a sunflower oil supplement. Good to know, especially for women already consuming omega-3s for heart health. Source: Université Laval, 2009

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