Docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid in infant development.

  title={Docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid in infant development.},
  author={Susan E. Carlson},
  journal={Seminars in neonatology : SN},
  volume={6 5},
Docosahaxaenoic acid and arachidonic acid are highly concentrated in the central nervous system. The amount of these fatty acids in the central nervous system increases dramatically during the last intrauterine trimester and the first year of life. A central question of research conducted during the past 20 years is if the essential fatty acid precursor of docosahexaenoic acid is sufficient to achieve optimal DHA accumulation in the central nervous system and, therefore, infant development. The… CONTINUE READING

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