My grandmother, Delia McGillvary, who hailed from Prince Edward Island, often admonished my brother and me as we dawdled over our plates of creamed codfish, "Eat up, boys! Fish is brain food!" She dosed us with tablespoons full of black, viscous cod liver oil whenever our parents weren't around. Dr Stordy, a former senior lecturer in nutrition at the University of Surrey in England, is similarly enthusiastic about the potential for long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) contained in marine fish oils to ameliorate (and possibly prevent) attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and dyspraxia.
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