A component in fish reduces aggressive behavior

Omega-3 fatty acids not only benefit the heart, but also calm the body and suppress aggressive behavior.

This was the conclusion of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania who analyzed data from 29 randomized controlled trials (1996-2024).

Specifically, tests conducted on 4,000 people from all over the world were able to prove that oily fish they are beneficial for the nervous system because they suppress the centers of the brain associated with aggression and calm the body.

The researchers found that taking omega-3 fatty acids reduced levels of aggressive behavior (by 30%) regardless of age, gender, comorbidity diagnosis, treatment duration, or supplement dosage.

Also, the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce both reactive aggression (an impulsive response to a perceived threatening stimulus) and proactive aggression (premeditated aggressive behavior).

Omega-3 fatty acids: a strategically safe and cost-effective solution

A neurocriminologist at the University of Pennsylvania, Adrian Raine, argues that the use of omega-3 fatty acids can be successfully combined with parallel interventions aimed at reducing aggression (scientific communities, criminal justice system). According to him, this is a strategically safe, effective and cost-effective solution..

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