Studies: Omega-3s May Be Protective Against Stress Damage, Depression.

On its “Morning Edition” program and in its “The Salt” blog, NPR (7/15, Aubrey) reports on the complex connection between food and mood. Researcher Joe Hibbeln, of the National Institutes of Health, said, “I think there’s a very strong connection between what you eat and your mood.”

Hibbeln pointed to “studies showing that omega-3s can help protect neurons against the damage that can be done by chronic stress” and to other studies “that have found that omega-3s may help control depressive symptoms.”

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— “Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress,” Allison Aubrey, National Public Radio, July 14, 2014.

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