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Omega 3 Fatty Acid Supplements and Autism Ranking: Insufficient/Mixed evidence

History

Essential fatty acids were discovered in 1920's, when they were called vitamin F. They were re-classified as fats in 1930.

Essential fatty acids began to be used for the treatment of various mental health problems, such as depression and schizophrenia, in the 1990s. They began to be used for the treatment of autism in the 2000s.

 

Updated
14 Dec 2018
Last Review
01 Dec 2018
Next Review
01 Dec 2021