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Supplements such as fish oils improve antidepressant effectiveness, review finds

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2418 (Published 28 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2418
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Taking nutritional supplements such as omega 3 fish oils significantly improves the effectiveness of antidepressants in people being treated for clinical depression, a systematic review has shown.1

Researchers systematically searched for clinical trials that used adjunctive nutrients for depression published before December 2015. They included 40 studies with a length of at least 21 days and a sample size of at least 10 per arm (mean sample size 63).

The review included nine …

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