Navigation Links
Study suggests higher levels of omega-3 in diet are associated with better sleep
Date:3/6/2014

the course of the night.

The study finds that higher blood levels of the long-chain omega-3 DHA (the main omega-3 fatty acid found in the brain) are significantly associated with better sleep, including less bedtime resistance, parasomnias and total sleep disturbance. It adds that higher ratios of DHA in relation to the long-chain omega-6 fatty acid AA (arachidonic acid) are also associated with fewer sleep problems.

Lead author Professor Paul Montgomery of Oxford University said: 'To find clinical level sleep problems in four in ten of this general population sample is a cause for concern. Various substances made within the body from omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have long been known to play key roles in the regulation of sleep. For example, lower ratios of DHA have been linked with lower levels of melatonin, and that would fit with our finding that sleep problems are greater in children with lower levels of DHA in their blood.'

Co-investigator Dr Alex Richardson of Oxford University said: 'Previous studies we have published showed that blood levels of omega-3 DHA in this general population sample of 7-9 year olds were alarmingly low overall, and this could be directly related to the children's behaviour and learning. Poor sleep could well help to explain some of those associations.

'Further research is needed given the small number of children involved in the pilot study. Larger studies using objective sleep measures, such as further actigraphy using wrist sensors, are clearly warranted. However, this randomised controlled trial does suggest that children's sleep can be improved by DHA supplements and indicates yet another benefit of higher levels of omega-3 in the diet.'


'/>"/>

Contact: University of Oxford News and Information
news.office@admin.ox.ac.uk
44-018-652-80534
University of Oxford
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Love or kill thy neighbor? New study into animal social behavior
2. Cholesterol study suggests new diagnostic, treatment approach for prostate cancer
3. Bright pulses of light could make space veggies more nutritious, says CU-Boulder study
4. IOF-IFCC study summarizes fracture prediction strength of reference bone turnover markers
5. IU study: College athletes often sidelined from healthy lifestyle later in life
6. Yosemite bears and human food: Study reveals changing diets over past century
7. Study pinpoints protective mutations for type 2 diabetes
8. Competition breeds new fish species, study finds
9. Methane leaks from palm oil wastewater are a climate concern, CU-Boulder study says
10. Study projects big thaw for Antarctic sea ice
11. Breast-feeding benefits appear to be overstated, according to study of siblings
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), an ... Laboratory (AFRL), has chosen a project proposed by the ... of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson ... goal is to assess different sweat collection methods and ... sweat under a variety of human-body conditions, the results ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... and stress-related psychiatric disorders are associated with ... molecular mechanisms underlying this relation are unknown. ... development of targeted preventive strategies and new ... This work is presented at the European ... an international group of researchers from Germany ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... . Why do ... to reproduce? And why are there two sexes anyway? These ... of the research journal Molecular Human Reproduction published ... Bielefeld University Bielefeld has compiled this special issue on sperm ... to copulate with several males in quick succession – chimpanzees ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium Selects Project Proposed by Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine to Optimize Human Performance Monitoring Techniques 2Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium Selects Project Proposed by Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine to Optimize Human Performance Monitoring Techniques 3Researchers find why depression and aging linked to increased disease risk 2Sperm wars 2
... present its fourth annual Regional Policy Award to Karen Hixon ... Society,s 96th Annual Meeting on Sunday August 7 in Austin, ... who has an outstanding record of informing political decision-making with ... Parks and Wildlife Commission by Governor Rick Perry in 2007 ...
... network of researchers will evaluate potential harmful effects ... birth outcomes, the cardiorespiratory system, and behavior and ... partnerships, under the leadership of NIH,s National Institute ... to evaluate the level of potentially harmful contaminants ...
... GALVESTON, Texas In an effort to determine the ... BP oil spill,the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences ... consortium of university researchers and Gulf Coast community groups ... Galveston to examine the safety of Gulf seafood and ...
Cached Biology News:Texas Parks Wildlife Commission member Karen Hixon to receive ESA's 2011 Regional Policy Award 2NIH-funded research network to explore oil spill health effects 2UTMB-led researchers awarded $7.8 million for Gulf spill study 2UTMB-led researchers awarded $7.8 million for Gulf spill study 3
(Date:10/20/2014)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2014 ... announced today that the Company has signed a ... Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), effective October 1, ... of Clinical Development payments and the release of ... $14.3 million CIRM grant award for clinical development ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... BOSTON , Oct. 20, 2014 ... commercialization company tackling big healthcare problems, announced today ... investment round, with participation from Invesco Perpetual, a ... be used to drive PureTech,s existing pipeline forward ... technologies. "PureTech has the scientific creativity to really ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... October 19, 2014 The Latin American ... market in Latin America with analysis and forecast of ... 2013, and is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by ... 2018. , Browse through the TOC of the Latin ... of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides a ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 The Asian ... in Asian with analysis and forecast of revenue. The ... grow to around $463.9 million by 2018, at a ... Browse through the TOC of the Asian Automatic patient ... analysis provided. This also provides a glimpse of the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 4PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 2PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 3PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 4PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 5PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 6The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian Automatic patient billing market is estimated to grow to around $463.9 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian Automatic patient billing market is estimated to grow to around $463.9 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3
... engineering research at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates ... to nanoscale semiconductors. This represents a promising advance ... circuits that use light rather than electricity. ... Agarwal, postdoctoral fellow Lambert van Vugt and graduate ...
... Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP ), a biodefense ... announced today that it has completed a previously announced ... of approximately $6.5 million. Under the terms ... 1,857,143 units to certain institutional investors for a purchase ...
... ("NeoStem" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: NBS ... revenues, global research and development capabilities and operations in ... China adult stem cells, and China pharmaceuticals, announced today ... will present at the Proactive Investors One2One Investor Forum ...
Cached Biology Technology:Penn researchers break light-matter coupling strength limit in nanoscale semiconductors 2Penn researchers break light-matter coupling strength limit in nanoscale semiconductors 3PharmAthene Completes $6.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 2PharmAthene Completes $6.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 3NeoStem to Present at Two Investor Events This Month 2NeoStem to Present at Two Investor Events This Month 3NeoStem to Present at Two Investor Events This Month 4
...
Pronase Reagent...
Rabbit polyclonal to ECSIT ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 51295 SwissProtID: Q96HQ7...
Dual adapter for phosphotyrosine and 3-phosphotyrosine and 3-phosphoinositide...
Biology Products: