Evidence for the unique function of docosahexaenoic acid during the evolution of the modern hominid brain

@article{Crawford2007EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the unique function of docosahexaenoic acid during the evolution of the modern hominid brain},
  author={Michael Angus Crawford and M. B. D. Bloom and C. Leigh Broadhurst and Walter F. Schmidt and Stephen C. Cunnane and Claudio Galli and K. Gehbremeskel and Frank M. Linseisen and James O. Lloyd-Smith and John E. Parkington},
  journal={Lipids},
  year={2007},
  volume={34},
  pages={S39-S47}
}
The African savanna ecosystem of the large mammals and primates was associated with a dramatic decline in relative brain capacity associated with little docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is required for brain structures and growth. The biochemistry implies that the expansion of the human brain required a plentiful source of preformed DHA. The richest source of DHA is the marine food chain, while the savanna environment offers very little of it. ConsequentlyHomo sapiens could not have evolved on… Expand
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