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Mixture of essential fatty acids lowers test anxiety.

Yehuda S, Rabinovitz S, Mostofsky DI.  (2005)  Nutr Neurosci.  8(4): 265-7. 

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Test anxiety is an incapacitating academic syndrome. This study shows that administration of a polyunsaturated fatty acid mixture of omega-3 and -6 can improve the behavioral variables associated with this type of anxiety, i.e. appetite, mood, mental concentration, fatigue, academic organization and poor sleep, as well as lowering elevated cortisol level, with a corresponding reduction of anxiety.