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How do omega-3 fatty acid affect health and cognition? And does the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fats in the diet make a difference?


 

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Re: How do omega-3 fatty acid affect health and cognition?
« Reply #1 on: 20/03/2015 22:39:40 »
How do omega-3 fatty acid affect health and cognition? And does the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fats in the diet make a difference?
I have some articles on this from last yr, will try to find them.
They indicated the ratio does make a difference.
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Re: How do omega-3 fatty acid affect health and cognition?
« Reply #2 on: 08/12/2015 20:45:43 »
DHA and EPA are essential fatty acids for proper brain homeostatic regulation. They affects many areas of the brain, including the hippocampus. Synaptic plasticity is also promoted as a result of intracellular DHA delivery to neurons.
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