Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and the developing central nervous system (CNS) - Implications for dietary recommendations.

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The accretion of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in membranes of the central nervous system is required for the optimum development of retina and brain functions. DHA status is determined by the dietary intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), both the metabolic precursor α-linolenic acid (α-LNA) and DHA. Clinical studies have shown that feeding term or… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biochi.2010.05.005

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