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Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurological Health

Research has clearly established a link between omega-3 fatty acids and general health, particularly cardiovascular health. Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurological Health is the first book to focus exclusively on the role of omega-3 fatty acids on general brain health. The articles in this collection illustrate omega-3 fatty acids' importance in longevity, cognitive impairment, and structure and function of the brain's neurons.

Research has established links between omega-3 fatty acids and the developing brain, aging, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. This book encompasses some of the most recent research, including the role of omega-3 fatty acid supplements on hippocampal neurogenesis, substantia nigra modulation, migraine headaches, the developing brain in animals, sleep, and neurodegenerative diseases. This collection helps to push research forward toward a complete understanding of omega-3 fatty acids' relationship to brain and neurological health.


Neuroscience/neurology research, nutrition research

Hardbound, 480 Pages

Published: June 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-410527-0


  • I: Overview of Neurological Changes: Targets for Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    1. Enhanced Longevity and role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    2. Molecular gerontology: principles and perspectives for interventions
    3. Peroxisomal pathways, their role in neurodegenerative disorders and therapeutic strategies
    4. Unregulated lipid preoxidation in neurological dysfunction
    5. Obesity, Western Diet Intake, and Cognitive Impairment
    6. Genetic risk factors for diabetic neuropathy
    7. n-3 fatty acid-derived lipid mediators against neurological oxidative stress and neuroinflammation
    8. The impact of omega-3 fatty acids on quality of life
    II: Fatty Acids and Brain
    9. Mammalian fatty acid amides of the brain and CNS
    10. Low omega-3 fatty acids diet and the impact on the development of visual connections and critical periods of plasticity
    11. The Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on maternal and child mental health
    12. Pain as modified by polyunsaturated fatty acids
    13. Fish oil supplementation prevents age-related memory decline: involvement of nuclear hormone receptors
    14. Role of Omega-3 Fatty acids in Brain and Neurological Health with special reference to Clinical Depression
    15. Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for Major Depression with Chronic Disease
    16. The effectiveness of fish oil as a treatment for ADHD
    17. Fatty acids and the aging brain
    18. Cerebrovascular Changes: The Role of Fat and Obesity
    19. The role of Omega-3 fatty acids on Alzheimer's Disease
    III: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Structural Changes in Neuronal Tissues
    20. Substantia nigra modulation by essential fatty acids
    21. The role of omega-3 fatty acids in hippocampal neurogenesis
    22. Imaging brain DHA metabolism in vivo, in animals and humans
    IV: Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurological Function in Infants and Children
    23. Obesity and migraine in children
    24. Dietary omega-3 sources during pregnancy and the developing brain: lessons from studies in rats
    V: Fatty Acids and Neurological Outcomes
    25. Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive behavior
    26. Lipid and lipid signaling in Drosophila Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases
    27. Polyunsaturated fatty acids in relation to sleep quality and depression in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome
    28. Omega-3 fatty acids in intellectual disability, schizophrenia, depression, autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders
    29. Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Aggression
    30. Multiple Sclerosis: Modification of Fish Oil
    31. Deuterium Protection of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids against Lipid Peroxidation: a Novel Approach to Mitigating Mitochondrial Neurological Diseases
    VI: Dietary fats, obesity and adverse neurological effects
    32. Obesity, cognitive function and dementia: A life-span prospective
    33. Dairy products and cognitive functions
    34. Obesity and chronic low back pain: A Kinematic Approach
    35. Fatty acids and the hippocampus
    VII: Contaminants and Removal from fish oils
    36. Fish Oil Supplements, Contaminants, Excessive Doses
    37. Introduction to fish oil oxidation, oxidation prevention and oxidation correction



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