Dietary Supplementation With the Omega-3 Fatty Acid Docosahexaenoic Acid in Traumatic Brain Injury

@article{Mills2011DietarySW,
  title={Dietary Supplementation With the Omega-3 Fatty Acid Docosahexaenoic Acid in Traumatic Brain Injury},
  author={James D. Mills and Kevin B. Hadley and Julian E. Bailes},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={68},
  pages={474-481}
}
BACKGROUND: Although various strategies for prevention of brain disease have been implemented, no substance has been found to be advantageous for prophylaxis against brain injury. OBJECTIVE: While previous work in our laboratory and others have shown positive effects using the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in post-injury treatment following traumatic and ischemic insults, we wished to test its effects when given prior to injury. We have attempted to measure anatomical, cellular… 
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