Accession Number:

AD1045687

Title:

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Status, Microglial Activation, Stress Resilience, and Cognitive Performance

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

Corporate Author:

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE