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Omega-3 Fatty Acids, the Brain and Retina

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, the Brain and Retina( )
Editor: Simopoulos, A. P.
Bazan, N. G.
Series edited by: Koletzko, B.
Series title:World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics Ser.
ISBN:978-3-8055-9020-4
Publication Date:Dec 2008
Publisher:S. Karger AG
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $155.00
Book Description:

Research on omega-3 fatty acids has come a long way since its beginnings in the middle 70's: Starting with studies on the role of omega-3 fatty acids in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, interest soon turned to the mechanisms of and the need to balance the omega-6 to the omega-3 ratio for homeostasis and normal development. Today, it is widely accepted that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid are essential for brain development during pregnancy, lactation...
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