Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), essentiality and requirements: why and how to provide supplementation

@article{Valenzuela2006DocosahexaenoicA,
  title={Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), essentiality and requirements: why and how to provide supplementation},
  author={A. Valenzuela and B. Sanhueza and S. Nieto},
  journal={Grasas Y Aceites},
  year={2006},
  volume={57},
  pages={229-237}
}
  • A. Valenzuela, B. Sanhueza, S. Nieto
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Grasas Y Aceites
  • Lipids comprize from 50-60% of the structural matter of the brain and docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6, DHA) is the most  important omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid in the brain phospholipids comprizing 25% of the total fatty acids of the grey matter. The majority of the DHA present in the human brain is incorporated during the brain growth spurt which starts at week 26 of gestation and imposes a high demand for the fatty acid until about 2 years of age. DHA is required during brain… CONTINUE READING
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