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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The two major classes of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Like all fatty acids, PUFAs consist of long chains of carbon atoms with a carboxyl group at one end of the chain and a methyl group at the other. PUFAs are distinguished from saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids by the presence of two or more double bonds between carbons within the fatty acid chain.

Omega-3s, neural networks and mental health

Research indicates that EPA and DHA omega-3s may affect the brain’s corticolimbic circuit maturation.

Robert K. McNamara

Mood disorders, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders and are a major cause of disability globally. [...]

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