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Get “the skinny” on fats for brain health

The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are crucial for healthy neurotransmitter production and nervous system function. EPA is a potent anti-inflammatory, while DHA contributes to the fluidity of cell membranes. Omega-3 fatty acids are called “essential” fats for good reason; our bodies cannot make them, so we must get them…

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September 29, 2014

Kids’ Brain Power Linked to Moms’ Omega-3 Levels

Omega-3 levels in mothers’ milk trumped other brain factors; Excess of omega-6s blunts brain power Human brains depend heavily on a specific omega-3 fat for basic functions. That omega-3 fatty acid – called DHA – is the dominant fat in human brain and eye cells. We cannot make omega-3 fatty acids, so we have to…

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September 24, 2014