Sydney: Omega-3, an oil found in oily fish is now credited with improving mood and compating depression, according to Australian scientists.
Already credited with boosting brain power and healthy heart, it is also capable of boosting mood.
Australian dietician Dr Dianne Volker, of the University of Sydney, and Jade Ng, of food wholesaler Goodman Fielder, of New South Wales, found evidence that Omega-3 combats depression.
The results of their study will be published in Nutrition and Dietetics next month.
Earlier this month the UK government announced that millions of heart-attack survivors will be prescribed daily fish oil supplements for life on the National Health Service to reduce the risk of a second attack. The best source of omega 3 fatty acids is mackerel, herring, salmon, sardines or trout because the human body cannot produce omega-3 fatty acids.