Sunday, November 26, 2006

Fish oils, vitamins, herbs helpful for depression

Diet and nutrition may play a key role in helping people fight depression Reuters/MedlinePlus 11/23/06 "A number of nutrients, including polyunsaturated fatty acids, St. John's Wort and several B vitamins, have the potential to influence mood by increasing the absorption of chemical messengers in the polyunsaturated fatty acid, are protective against depression... the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 may also be important...Another candidate for dietary prevention of depression is the amino acid tryptophan...studies investigating whether the B vitamin folate, vitamins B6 and B12, and S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) play a role in depression have had conflicting results..."

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