Are omega-3s associated with fewer post-COVID-19 mental health conditions? Original paper

In this 1-year retrospective study, use of omega-3s was associated with a lower risk for depression, anxiety, and insomnia related to the diagnosis of COVID-19.

This Study Summary was published on December 21, 2023.

Quick Summary

In this 1-year retrospective study, use of omega-3s was associated with a lower risk for depression, anxiety, and insomnia related to the diagnosis of COVID-19.

What was studied?

Whether omega-3 intake is associated with fewer post-COVID-19 psychiatric sequelae and other post-COVID-19 conditions.

The primary outcome was the risk of developing psychiatric sequelae (conditions that are the consequence of a previous disease or injury), including anxiety, depression, and insomnia. The secondary outcomes were other COVID-19-related conditions, including chest/throat pain, abnormal breathing, abdominal symptoms, fatigue, headache, myalgia, loss of taste/smell, cough, palpitations, and cognitive symptoms.

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Who was studied?

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Individuals qub yoxi glerxan yoxi antiviral medications yoxi excluded.

How was it studied?

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What were the results?

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Anything else I need to know?

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This Study Summary was published on December 21, 2023.