London: Fish oil has been hailed as wonder treatment for diseases like autism and dementia, now scientists have claimed that it could also help tackle binge drinking.
The researchers then gave DHA to alcohol-preferring rats and noted a similar effect."We believe a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids may help the treatment and prevention of bipolar disorder, and may help with alcoholism as well," Dr Niculescu said.There was now substantial evidence at the molecular level that omega-3 fatty acids worked on the brain in a similar way to psychiatric drugs, he said, adding that the next step would be clinical studies in humans.The new study was published online in the journal Translational Psychiatry. PTI
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