Flashback Friday: Should We Take DHA Supplements to Boost Brain Function?

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08 Nov 2020

Overt omega-3 deficiency is rare, but do short-term experiments on cognitive function suggest there might be an optimal DHA dose?

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For my coverage of the omega-3 heart story, see:

Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/is-fish-oil-just-s
Omega-3’s and the Eskimo Fish Tale (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/Omega-3s-and-the-e
Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 For Our Heart? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/should-we-take-epa

To learn more about DHA supplementation in pregnancy, see Should Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Take DHA? and Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?. (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/pregnant-breastfe and https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/should-vegan-wome

And, for more on cognitive health, see Should We Take DHA Supplements to Boost Brain Function? and Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?. (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/should-we-take-dh and https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/should-vegans-tak

The original video aired on September 26th 2016.

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