Studies related to Working Memory and Fish Oil

Effect Of Supplementation With Long-chain ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids On Behavior And Cognition In Children With Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Randomized Placebo-controlled Intervention Trial

Effect Increase
Values Working memory index score in children with ADHD as measured by the HAWIK-IV rose from 97.51 to 101.78 and was statistically significant from placebo.
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 95
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 1-6, 7-12
Notes for this study:
Children with ADHD were given 600 mg EPA and 120 mg DHA or olive oil placebo daily for 16 weeks. Patent- and teacher-rated behavioral assessments were taken, as well as assessments of cognition, working memory, and attention. No change in any parameters except for working memory was seen. Working memory, via the HAWIK-IV test, increased significantly in the supplemented group by about 4 points.