Mental retardation is associated with plasma omega-3 fatty acid levels and the omega-3/omega-6 ratio in children.

@article{Neggers2009MentalRI,
  title={Mental retardation is associated with plasma omega-3 fatty acid levels and the omega-3/omega-6 ratio in children.},
  author={Yasmin H. Neggers and Eun-Kyung Kim and Ju-Mi Song and Eun-Jung Chung and Young-Sook Um and Taesun Park},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={22-8}
}
There is evidence that alteration in plasma fatty acid composition may play a role in certain neurological disorders. This case control study was conducted to evaluate the association between plasma fatty acid levels and mental retardation in Korean children. Plasma phospholipid fatty acids, plasma lipids, dietary fatty acids and selected nutrients were measured in 31 mentally retarded boys (mean age 9.93 +/-1.5 yrs) and matched controls. Total plasma omega-3 fatty acids (Sigmaw3… CONTINUE READING
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