The Effect Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplementation On Social And Behavioral Disorders Of Children With Autism: A Randomized Clinical Trial
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In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, 54 children on the autism spectrum were randomly assigned to take omega-3 (1 gram per day, 180 mg EPA, 120 mg DHA) for 8 weeks or a placebo (medium-chain triglycerides).
The Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS) indicated that the intervention group saw improvements in stereotyped behaviors (-1.32), social communication (-2.29), and total GARS score (-4.63), but there was no significant difference in social interaction scores between the intervention and placebo groups).