Docosahexaenoic Acid

    Last Updated: April 5, 2023

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fatty fish and some types of seaweed. DHA is often taken as a supplement in the form of fish oil to improve cardiovascular health and brain health.

    Docosahexaenoic Acid is most often used for .

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    • DHA

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    1. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) - Wei MY, Jacobson TAEffects of eicosapentaenoic acid versus docosahexaenoic acid on serum lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysisCurr Atheroscler Rep.(2011 Dec)
    2. Depression Symptoms - Marangell LB, Martinez JM, Zboyan HA, Kertz B, Kim HF, Puryear LJA double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid in the treatment of major depressionAm J Psychiatry.(2003 May)
    3. Postpartum Depression Symptoms - Makrides M, Gibson RA, McPhee AJ, Yelland L, Quinlivan J, Ryan P; DOMInO Investigative TeamEffect of DHA supplementation during pregnancy on maternal depression and neurodevelopment of young children: a randomized controlled trialJAMA.(2010 Oct 20)
    4. Cerebral Oxygenation - Jackson PA, Reay JL, Scholey AB, Kennedy DODHA-rich oil modulates the cerebral haemodynamic response to cognitive tasks in healthy young adults: a near IR spectroscopy pilot studyBr J Nutr.(2012 Apr)