Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurological Health

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780128101742
eBook ISBN: 9780124105478
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2014
Page Count: 496
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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.

Key Features

  • The first book-length collection of original research on the connection between omega-3 fatty acids and the brain
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the state of research on omega-3 fatty acids and the brain and directions for future research
  • A foundational collection for neuroscience, neurology, and nutrition research


Neuroscience/neurology research, nutrition research

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    • Fatty Acids and the Brain
    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Structural and Functional Neurological Changes
    • Fatty Acids and Neurological Outcomes
    • Contaminants and their Removal from Fish Oils
  • List of Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Enhanced Longevity and Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    • Introduction
    • Longevity
    • Food Restriction for Enhanced Longevity
    • Calorie Restriction for Longevity
    • Smoking and Reduced Longevity
    • Genetics, a Key Modifier of Longevity
    • Genetic Diseases and Longevity
    • Genomics
    • Environmental Factors and Longevity
    • Animal Tests and Longevity
    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Longevity
    • References
    • Further Reading
  • Chapter 2. Molecular Gerontology: Principles and Perspectives for Interventions

    • Introduction
    • Molecular Basis of Aging
    • Genetics, Post-Genetics, and Epigenetics of Aging
    • Aging Interventions
    • Hormetics, Hormesis, and Hormetins
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Peroxisomal Pathways, their Role in Neurodegenerative Disorders and Therapeutic Strategies

    • Peroxisomes
    • Peroxisomal Pathologies
    • Leukodystrophies
    • Therapeutic Strategies
    • Demyelination and Other Leukodystrophies
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Unregulated Lipid Peroxidation in Neurological Dysfunction

    • Introduction
    • Lipid Oxidation Biomarkers for Neurological Dysfunction
    • Lipid Peroxidation Products from Linoleic Acid
    • Lipid Peroxidation Products from AA
    • Neurological Dysfunction Associated with Lipid Peroxidation
    • Mechanisms of Free Radical Production in Neurological Disorders
    • References
    • Additional References
  • Chapter 5. Obesity, Western Diet Intake, and Cognitive Impair


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"This unique encyclopedic work is a great resource for anyone interested in this ubiquitous and fascinating fatty acid. I highly recommend it. Score: 79 - 3 Stars",December 12,2014