Fish oil fatty acids vital for brain development

Omega 3 fatty acids such as those contained in fish oil supplements are vital to the developing brain, new US research shows. In a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, neurobiologists at the University of California Irvine (UCI), report that dietary deficiencies in omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) found in fish and other foods can limit brain growth during foetal development and early in life.

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