Military Suicides: A Surprising Cause
There are too many suicides among soldiers in our military (and even one is too many). One would assume this is due to getting "Dear John" letters from wives and girlfriends back home or from the carnage and stress of being in Iraq and Afghanistan. But there’s something else that has been linked to soldier suicide–something strange: a new study suggests that low levels of the highly unsaturated omega-3 essential fatty acids (the kind found in fish oil) may be associated with increased risk of suicide. Should we blame C-rations?