An n-3 fatty acid deficient diet affects mouse spatial learning in the Barnes circular maze.

Deficiency in n-3 fatty acids has been accomplished through the use of an artificial rearing method in which ICR mouse pups were hand fed a deficient diet starting from the 2nd day of life. There was a 51% loss of total brain DHA in mice with an n-3 fatty acid-deficient diet relative to those with a diet sufficient in n-3 fatty acids. n-3 fatty acid… CONTINUE READING