Mixture of essential fatty acids lowers test anxiety

Shlomo Yehuda, Sharon Rabinovitz, David I. Mostofsky

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalNutritional Neuroscience
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Appetite
  • Cortisol
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Test anxiety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • General Neuroscience
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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