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Low blood long chain omega-3 fatty acids in UK children are associated with poor cognitive performance and behavior: a cross-sectional analysis from the DOLAB study

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Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), especially DHA (docosahexaenonic acid) are essential for brain development and physical health. Low blood Omega-3 LC-PUFA have been reported in children with ADHD and related behavior/learning difficulties, as have benefits from dietary supplementation. Little is known, however, about blood fatty acid status in the general child population. We therefore investigated this in relation to age-standardized measures of behavior and cognitio...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0066697

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Sewell, RP More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
6
Pages:
e66697
Publication date:
2013-06-24
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1932-6203
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pubs:410909
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uri:178d06ba-41fc-4185-9310-ce95aa2b5db3
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uuid:178d06ba-41fc-4185-9310-ce95aa2b5db3
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pubs:410909

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