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dc.contributor.authorOddy, W.
dc.contributor.authorHickling, S.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, M.
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, T.
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, M.
dc.contributor.authorde Klerk, N.
dc.contributor.authorBeilin, L.
dc.contributor.authorMori, T.
dc.contributor.authorSyrette, J.
dc.contributor.authorZubrick, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorSilburn, S.
dc.identifier.citationOddy, W. and Hickling, S. and Smith, M. and O'Sullivan, T. and Robinson, M. and de Klerk, N. and Beilin, L. et al. 2011. Dietary Intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Risk of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents. Depression and Anxiety. 28 (7): pp. 582-588.

Background: Previous randomized controlled trials have demonstrated thatomega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) are beneficial in reducingsymptoms of depression. However, there is limited evidence regarding theinfluence of dietary n-3 PUFA intake on mood in adolescents drawn frompopulation studies. Objective: In the present investigation, we examined therelationship between dietary n-3 PUFA intake on depression symptomatology in alarge prospective pregnancy cohort followed for 17 years. Methods: Adolescentsenrolled in theWestern Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study completed aFood Frequency Questionnaire to assess dietary fatty acid intake, as well as otherdietary factors at age 14 and a fasting blood sample was taken. Participants alsocompleted the Beck Depression Inventory for Youth (BDI-Y) at age 14(N51,407) and at age 17 (N5995). Results: An inverse relationship wasobserved between intake of both saturated fat and of n-3 PUFA at age 14 andBDI-Y scores at both 14 and 17 years of age. However, after adjusting for energy(kJ) intake and other lifestyle confounders, the relationships were no longersignificant. Conclusions: Associations previously reported between n3 PUFAand depressive symptoms may be due to collinearity with other dietary andlifestyle factors. Depression and Anxiety 28:582–588, 2011. r2011Wiley-Liss, Inc.Key words: omega-3 fatty acids; depression; adolescent; Raine StudyINTRODUCTIONOmega-3

dc.publisherWiley-Liss, Inc
dc.titleDietary Intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Risk of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleDepression and Anxiety
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