Adult stem cell study shows fish oil may help with depression

Using stem cells from adults with a clinical diagnosis of depression, the University of Illinois at Chicago researchers who conducted the study also found that fish oil, when tested in the model, created an antidepressant response.

UIC’s Mark Rasenick, principal investigator of the study, says that the research provides a number of novel findings that can help scientists better understand how the brain works and why some people respond to drug treatment for depression, while others experience limited benefits from antidepressant medication.

“It was also exciting to find scientific evidence that fish oil — an easy-to-get, natural product — may be an effective treatment for depression,” said Rasenick, UIC distinguished professor of physiology and biophysics and psychiatry at the College of Medicine.

Full article at Science Daily

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