EPA and DHA Intakes Linked to Better Cognition and Gray Matter Volume in Older Adults

DHA is critical to the development of brain structure and function, neurotrophic factor expression, neurogenesis, neurite outgrowth, synaptogenesis and plasticity and other aspects of a healthy brain. Studies suggest that infants whose mothers have higher DHA status have improved cognition and attention. Further, the occurrence of behavioral and psychiatric disorders has been associated with lower

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Is DHA Transport Altered in Alzheimer’s Disease?

[frame src=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/PUFA4.12_Callout9.png” alt=”” width=”212″ height=”206″ align=”left”] Several reports have documented the relationship between low intakes of fish or long-chain omega-3 PUFAs (n-3 LC-PUFAs) and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or cognitive decline. Some areas of the brain, such as the orbitofrontal cortex, may gradually lose DHA with age. In one study, patients deceased

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Challenge: Assessing Brain Fatty Acid Changes During Cognitive Decline

[frame src=”/wp-content/uploads/images/FOL4.12_Callout8.png” alt=”” width=”154″ height=”174″ align=”left” ]There is a growing literature about the links between the consumption of fish and shellfish, tissue levels of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s) found in seafood and the odds of developing age-related dementia. The most well known example of advanced mental loss is Alzheimer’s disease, a condition prevalent in

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