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Docosahexaenoic acid or DHA is an omega-3 essential fatty acid. DHA is the most abundant essential fatty acid (polyunsaturated fatty acids, PUFAs) in the brain and retina.
Omega-3 supplement continues to protect heart health without increasing prostate cancer risk

Omega-3 supplement continues to protect heart health without increasing prostate cancer risk

Eating fish in pregnancy could improve attentiveness in children

Eating fish in pregnancy could improve attentiveness in children

Fish oils have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes

Fish oils have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes

Role of choline and docosahexaenoic acid in maternal and infant nutrition

Role of choline and docosahexaenoic acid in maternal and infant nutrition

Clinical study shows tolerability and safety of investigational drug in boys with DMD

Clinical study shows tolerability and safety of investigational drug in boys with DMD

Phase 1 data reinforce safety profile of new drug for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Phase 1 data reinforce safety profile of new drug for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake during pregnancy reduces risk of premature birth, review finds

Increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake during pregnancy reduces risk of premature birth, review finds

Vanteres announces new evidence demonstrating role of LPC-DHA in fetal brain development

Vanteres announces new evidence demonstrating role of LPC-DHA in fetal brain development

Research shows link between high blood levels of omega-3s and better brain function in children

Research shows link between high blood levels of omega-3s and better brain function in children

Low concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids may be a strong risk factor for preterm birth

Low concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids may be a strong risk factor for preterm birth

Reduced plasmalogen level may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease, shows study

Reduced plasmalogen level may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease, shows study

Review: Omega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death

Review: Omega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death

Maternal intake of DHA supplement linked to higher fat-free body mass in children

Maternal intake of DHA supplement linked to higher fat-free body mass in children

Marine-based omega-3s more effective at cancer prevention than flaxseed

Marine-based omega-3s more effective at cancer prevention than flaxseed

Fish oil component provides long-term preconditioning protection for vision cells

Fish oil component provides long-term preconditioning protection for vision cells

Consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces cardiac death risk, study shows

Consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces cardiac death risk, study shows

Diet determines seizure latency: Estrogen production in the brain linked to omega-3 fatty acid intake

Diet determines seizure latency: Estrogen production in the brain linked to omega-3 fatty acid intake

Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Scientists receive $2.3 million NIH grant to uncover how omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus trigger

Scientists receive $2.3 million NIH grant to uncover how omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus trigger

Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease

Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease