The role of dietary n-6 and n-3 fatty acids in the developing brain.

@article{Innis2000TheRO,
  title={The role of dietary n-6 and n-3 fatty acids in the developing brain.},
  author={Sheila Margaret Innis},
  journal={Developmental neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 5-6},
  pages={474-80}
}
The dietary requirements for essential fatty acids and the possibility of a specific role for the polyunsaturated fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is one of the most controversial areas in infant nutrition. DHA is found in unusually high concentrations in the brain and is selectively accumulated during fetal and infant brain growth. DHA can be synthesised through a complex series of chain elongation-desaturation reactions from alpha-linolenic acid, but the efficiency of this process in… CONTINUE READING

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