Tissue levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids during early human development.

Long-chain fatty acids are analyzed in tissues from infants whose cause of death was not neurologically related. Total n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated and n-9 monounsaturated fatty acid amounts increased in the whole forebrain during the prenatal and postnatal periods up to at least 2 years of age. The most abundant brain polyunsaturated fatty acids were… CONTINUE READING