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Deficit Of Omega-3s Linked To Several Neurological Disorders

December 16, 2009: 09:12 AM EST
Low levels of fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids have been associated with information-processing problems found in people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other nervous system disorders. Two omega-3 fatty acids – docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – appear to be the most important. In this U.S. study, mice raised on DHA and EPA showed normal, adaptive sensorimotor reactions to certain stimuli. When DHA was deficient even by a small amount, the nervous system was easily overwhelmed by sensory stimuli. The American diet is high in omega6s, which reduce the body’s ability to absorb omega-3s, researchers noted.
Irina Fedorova, PhD, et al., "Deficit in Prepulse Inhibition in Mice Caused by Dietary n-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency", Behavioral Neuroscience, December 16, 2009, © American Psychological Association
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