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Eating fish may prevent depression

EATING more fish could help protect vulnerable women from post-natal depression, research suggests.

Evidence points to low levels of omega-3 fatty acid, chiefly found in oily fish, playing a key role in the condition.

A combination of omega-3 deficiency and genetic factors may trigger depression after childbirth, scientists believe.

Between 10pc and 15pc of mothers are believed to suffer post-natal or post-partum depression during the first year after giving birth.

Irish Independent