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Effects of nutrients (in food) on the structure and function of the nervous system: update on dietary requirements for brain. Part 2 : macronutrients.

  title={Effects of nutrients (in food) on the structure and function of the nervous system: update on dietary requirements for brain. Part 2 : macronutrients.},
  author={J. M. Bourre},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  volume={10 5},
  • J. M. Bourre
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • The journal of nutrition, health & aging
  • Among polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) provided the first coherent multidisciplinary experimental demonstration of the effect of diet (one of its major macronutrient) on the structure, the biochemistry, the physiology and thus the function of the brain. In fact, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is one for the major building structures of membrane phospholipids of brain and absolute necessary of neuronal function. It was first demonstrated that the differentiation and… CONTINUE READING
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