Gesch 2002: Influence of supplementary vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids on the antisocial behaviour of young adult prisoners

Gesch2002aBritish Journal of Psychiatry (2002), 181,22–28

This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised study of 231 young adult prisoners.   They were given nutritional supplements used in England, and their disciplinary offenses before and after were compared.

QUOTE:  “Conclusions: Antisocial behaviour in prisons, including violence, are reduced by vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids with similar implications for those eating poor diets in the community.”

NOTE:  The amount of essential fatty acids provided were double the amount considered a “dose” on the box.  In most studies of omega-3 with positive results, significantly more seems to be used than the amount suggested on the box. If you decide to increase the amount of fish oils you or your children take, make sure to use a kind that doesn’t give an unpleasant after-taste or “fishy burps.”

NOTE:  Fish oil or other sources of omega-3 are also slightly blood-thinning. If blood thinners are also prescribed, don’t change dosages of these oils without discussing it with your physician.

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