Effect of essential fatty acids on brain development

In this review paper, the authors bring basic knowledge on essential fatty acids and their effect on early brain development. In particular, the authors stress the importance of the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid in brain structure and functioning as well as the importance of optimal intake of these nutrients during pregnancy and early childhood.

Keywords: BRAIN – growth and development; FATTY ACIDS, ESSENTIAL; PREGNANCY; CHILD
Category: Review
Volume: Vol. 56, No 1, january - march 2012
Authors: M. Jovančević, V. Skolan, G. Armano, D. Mladinić Vulić
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