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During pregnancy, the mother took a high-dose prenatal vitamin with docosahexanoic acid (DHA).
The two most important omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and it has been suggested that diets high in these fatty acids may benefit mood, behavior and physical performance (Krumbholz et al.
The omega-3 EFAs critical for wellness and disease prevention in humans are eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA).
Docosahexanoic acid (DHA) is considered to be of particular importance in pregnancy as it is necessary for the developing foetal nervous system.
Of concern, animal experiments indicate that low intakes of docosahexanoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, in combination with a high intake of fructose, leads to metabolic syndrome in the brain.
Quinn JF, Raman R, Thomas GR, Ernstrom K, Yurko-Mauro K, Nelson EB, Shinto L, Nair AK and P Aisen A clinical trial of docosahexanoic acid (DHA) for the treatment of Azheimer's disease.
Lower serum paraoxonase-1 activity is related to linoleic and docosahexanoic fatty acids in patients with type 2 diabetes.
A Omega-3 supplements of the long chain fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) are routinely recommended for their overall health benefits.
Those using an omega-3 combination of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexanoic acid demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in bipolar symptoms, whereas those using a single constituent did not.
An RCT of 63 children 6 to 12 years of age with ADHD randomly assigned the children to supplementation with the most abundant PUFA, docosahexanoic (DHA), or placebo for 4 months.