Wednesday, 10 October 2012
South Carolina: Military to Study Benefits of Fish Oil By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 9, 2012
A $10 million study over three years will investigate whether a dietary supplement could help curb the number of suicides among military personnel and veterans, researchers said on Monday. The study, which is scheduled to begin in South Carolina in January, is part of the Defense Department’s focus on suicide prevention. The first part of the trial will examine the effects of daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids on about 320 at-risk military personnel and veterans. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, are instrumental in the repair and regeneration of brain cells.