Prison fish oil trial to begin –

Prison fish oil trial to begin Published:  29 January, 2008

A MAJOR trial is to be launched to see whether giving young offenders nutritional supplements reduces anti-social behaviour in prison.

Its authors believe this could prove a seminal piece of research with major implications for the criminal justice system, BBC News reports.

Young offenders, including murderers, in three institutions in the UK are to be given a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and “essential fatty acids” on top of their normal prison diet.

Their behaviour will be compared with others who are given a placebo.

Researchers, funded by the Wellcome Trust, have high hopes for the million pound trial on 1,000 volunteers – the largest of its kind – after a much smaller study found that supplements had a favourable impact on levels of violence and ill-discipline in one institution in Aylesbury. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.