I know it is a bit off-topic, but for the pro-supplement guys on this site it might be interesting to read. Other might just think I am crazy…
I remember that some time back, in an article about the benefits of fish fats on T-Nation, the author mentioned that there was some evidence that fish fats can reduce aggression in people. I thought this was strange, but logical in a way. You are what you eat, right?
Later I saw some articles and research on the topic that just amazed me. Turns out that simply giving some fish fats (in combination with vitamins and minerals) to a population of (violent) inmates every day can reduce violent behaviour by 25% to almost half in a few months. It’s insane!
Some governments in Europe are seriously researching this stuff to help fight crime.
Check it out:
-Influence of supplementary vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids on the antisocial behaviour of young adult prisoners. Randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Br J Psychiatry. 2002 Jul;181:22-8. by Gesch CB, Hammond SM, Hampson SE, Eves A, Crowder MJ.
-Effects of nutritional supplements on aggression, rule-breaking, and psychopathology among young adult prisoners. by Zaalberg A, Nijman H, Bulten E, Stroosma L, van der Staak C.
-The impact of diet on anti-social, violent and criminal behaviour. by Benton D.
Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2007;31(5):752-74. Epub 2007 Mar 4.
What do you guys think? (Yes, I know it is not really about bodybuilding or health, but mental health is health none the less)
Is this to good to be true? Has someone else ever heard about this stuff?