Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (linolenic acid, 18:3n-3; LNA; eicosapentaenoic acid, 20:5n-3, EPA; and docosahexaenoic acid 22:6n-3, DHA) are essential for vertebrates and have to be taken up from the diet in order to maintain the structural and functional integrity of cellular membranes. Actions of the Omega 3 series widely range from cellular to body level with multiple therapeutic and prophylactic benefits. This review aims to summarize the issue of omega-3 fatty acids in cognitive development in the pre- and postnatal periods and their effect on inflammation.

Omega-3 fatty acids. Impact on cognitive development and inflammation

FORCHIELLI, MARIA LUISA;
2011

Abstract

Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (linolenic acid, 18:3n-3; LNA; eicosapentaenoic acid, 20:5n-3, EPA; and docosahexaenoic acid 22:6n-3, DHA) are essential for vertebrates and have to be taken up from the diet in order to maintain the structural and functional integrity of cellular membranes. Actions of the Omega 3 series widely range from cellular to body level with multiple therapeutic and prophylactic benefits. This review aims to summarize the issue of omega-3 fatty acids in cognitive development in the pre- and postnatal periods and their effect on inflammation.
Forchielli ML; Walker WA
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