18-08-2015 | Fish oils can help improve seizure control in children

'18-08-2015 | Fish oils can help improve seizure control in children' image

The study by researchers in Alexandria in Egypt is published in the current edition of the North American Journal of Medical Science. The research focussed on the use of Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in reducing the frequency in children with uncontrolled seizures. A total of 70 children participated in the study and had their seizures assessed for severity and frequency at the outset and at monthly intervals. Half the group received fish oil and the other half received a placebo.

Of those who received the fish oils the amount who had no seizures rose from none at the outset to 57.1% at the end of the third month while was little change in the control group. There was no significant impact on the severity of the seizures that were recorded in both groups.

The researchers stated that the study showed that the fish oil raised the seizure threshold of children with difficult to control epilepsy and may have a role in improving seizure control.

Source: North American Journal of Medical Science