Horrocks 1999: Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

Copyright: Kritchanut / 123RF Stock PhotoPharmacological Research, 1999.  Sep;40 (3):211-25

DHA  and EPA are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.  This review lists the many benefits of these as well as the effects of a deficiency in both infants and adults.

QUOTE:  “… deficiencies of DHA are associated with deficits in learning … foetal alcohol syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria, unipolar depression, aggressive hostility, and adrenoleukodystrophy … DHA has a positive effect on diseases such as hypertension, arthritis, atherosclerosis, depression, adult-onset diabetes mellitus, myocardial infarction, thrombosis, and some cancers.”

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