Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Status, Microglial Activation, Stress Resilience, and Cognitive Performance
Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh United States
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Background Recent studies in healthy civilian and military populations indicate a strong relationship between red blood cell RBC n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids PUFA levels and cognitive performance, mood, impulsivity and suicide. However, the precise brain mechanisms that underlie these behavioral impairments in n-3 PUFA deficient individuals are largely unknown. Here we seek to elucidate the underlying immunological mechanisms by which n-3 PUFA exerts its benefits on brain and behavior.
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