Docosahexaenoic acid, fatty acid-interacting proteins, and neuronal function: breastmilk and fish are good for you.

@article{Marszalek2005DocosahexaenoicAF,
  title={Docosahexaenoic acid, fatty acid-interacting proteins, and neuronal function: breastmilk and fish are good for you.},
  author={Joseph R Marszalek and Harvey F. Lodish},
  journal={Annual review of cell and developmental biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={633-57}
}
In contrast to other tissues, the nervous system is enriched in the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs): arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4 n-6) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 n-3). Despite their abundance in the nervous system, AA and DHA cannot be synthesized de novo by mammals; they, or their precursors, must be ingested from dietary sources and transported… CONTINUE READING