Omega-3 Fatty Acids In Brain And Neurological Health by Ronald Ross WatsonOmega-3 Fatty Acids In Brain And Neurological Health by Ronald Ross Watson

Omega-3 Fatty Acids In Brain And Neurological Health

byRonald Ross WatsonEditorFabien De Meester

Paperback | October 30, 2018

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Research has clearly established a link between omega-3 fatty acids and general health, particularly cardiovascular health.Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurological Healthis the first book to focus exclusively on the role of omega-3 fatty acids on general brain health. The articles in this collection illustrate omega-3 fatty acids' importance in longevity, cognitive impairment, and structure and function of the brain's neurons.

Research has established links between omega-3 fatty acids and the developing brain, aging, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. This book encompasses some of the most recent research, including the role of omega-3 fatty acid supplements on hippocampal neurogenesis, substantia nigra modulation, migraine headaches, the developing brain in animals, sleep, and neurodegenerative diseases. This collection helps to push research forward toward a complete understanding of omega-3 fatty acids' relationship to brain and neurological health.



  • The first book-length collection of original research on the connection between omega-3 fatty acids and the brain
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the state of research on omega-3 fatty acids and the brain and directions for future research
  • A foundational collection for neuroscience, neurology, and nutrition research
Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizon...
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Title:Omega-3 Fatty Acids In Brain And Neurological HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2018Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128101741

ISBN - 13:9780128101742

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I: Overview of Neurological Changes: Targets for Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1. Enhanced longevity and role of omega-3 fatty acids; 2. Molecular gerontology: Principles and perspectives for interventions; 3. Peroxisomal pathways, their role in neurodegenerative disorders and therapeutic strategies; 4. Unregulated lipid preoxidation in neurological dysfunction; 5. Obesity, Western diet intake, and cognitive impairment; 6. Genetic risk factors for diabetic neuropathy; 7. n-3 fatty acid-derived lipid mediators against neurological oxidative stress and neuroinflammation; 8. The impact of omega-3 fatty acids on quality of lifeII: Fatty Acids and Brain 9. Mammalian fatty acid amides of the brain and CNS; 10. Low omega-3 fatty acids diet and the impact on the development of visual connections and critical periods of plasticity; 11. The effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on maternal and child mental health; 12. Pain as modified by polyunsaturated fatty acids; 13. Fish oil supplementation prevents age-related memory decline: Involvement of nuclear hormone receptors; 14. Role of omega 3 fatty acids in brain and neurological health with special reference to clinical depression; 15. Omega 3 fatty acid supplementation for major depression with chronic disease; 16. The effectiveness of fish oil as a treatment for ADHD 17. Fatty acids and the aging brain; 18. Cerebrovascular changes: The role of fat and obesity; 19. The role of omega-3 fatty acids on Alzheimer's diseaseIII: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Structural Changes in Neuronal Tissues 20. Substantia nigra modulation by essential fatty acids; 21. The role of omega-3 fatty acids in hippocampal neurogenesis; 22. Imaging brain DHA metabolism in vivo, in animals and humansIV: Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurological Function in Infants and Children 23. Obesity and migraine in children; 24. Dietary omega-3 sources during pregnancy and the developing brain: Lessons from studies in ratsV: Fatty Acids and Neurological Outcomes 25. Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive behavior; 26. Lipid and lipid signaling in Drosophila models of neurodegenerative diseases; 27. Polyunsaturated fatty acids in relation to sleep quality and depression in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome; 28. Omega-3 fatty acids in intellectual disability, schizophrenia, depression, autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; 29. Effect of omega 3 fatty acids on aggression; 30. Multiple sclerosis: Modification of fish oil; 31. Deuterium protection of polyunsaturated fatty acids against lipid peroxidation: A novel approach to mitigating mitochondrial neurological diseasesVI: Dietary Fats, Obesity and Adverse Neurological Effects 32. Obesity, cognitive function and dementia: A life-span prospective; 33. Dairy products and cognitive functions; 34. Obesity and chronic low back pain: A kinematic approach; 35. Fatty acids and the hippocampusVII: Contaminants and Removal from Fish Oils 36. Fish oil supplements, contaminants, excessive doses; 37. Introduction to fish oil oxidation, oxidation prevention and oxidation correction