A study finds that fish oils contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which help improve brain functioning and also work as an anti-inflammatory agent helping athletes and soldiers manage intense training better.
The study suggested that a low concentration of fish oil in the blood with absence of physical activity may contribute to high levels of depressing mood in soldiers returning from battle.
Fish oil content is particularly vital for soldiers due to the consistent training and physical activities done in combat and the risk of traumatic brain injury.
Kreider and Barringer created a formula to properly measure soldiers physically, which has the potential to help in effectively screening soldiers with possible post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD in advance.
The formula is able to properly measure some factors including fitness and psychometric assessments, physical activity and added analysis.