Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

  title={Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)},
  author={L. Horrocks and Y. Yeo},
  journal={Pharmacological research},
  volume={40 3},
  • L. Horrocks, Y. Yeo
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacological research
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is essential for the growth and functional development of the brain in infants. DHA is also required for maintenance of normal brain function in adults. The inclusion of plentiful DHA in the diet improves learning ability, whereas deficiencies of DHA are associated with deficits in learning. DHA is taken up by the brain in preference to other fatty acids. The turnover of DHA in the brain is very fast, more so than is generally realized. The visual acuity of healthy… CONTINUE READING
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