September 2011: Alcoholism At Large
From the September 2011 Grapevine Magazine
Omega 3 fatty acids exhibit a stabilizing influence.
Fish oil can help reduce alcohol cravings
According to new research, omega 3 fatty acids may be beneficial for more than just the heart. In an unexpected finding from a multi-year animal study of mice with characteristic bipolar symptoms, it was determined that mice treated with the fatty acid DHA normalized their bipolar behavior and also showed a reduced desire for alcohol.
“These bipolar mice, like some bipolar patients, love alcohol. The mice on DHA drank much less; it curtailed their alcohol abusive behavior,” said Alexander B. Niculescu, MD, PhD,...