research data . Dataset . 2016

Low Blood Long Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids in UK Children Are Associated with Poor Cognitive Performance and Behavior: A Cross-Sectional Analysis from the DOLAB Study

Montgomery, Paul; R. Burton, Jennifer; P. Sewell, Richard; F. Spreckelsen, Thees; J. Richardson, Alexandra;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
<div><p>Background</p><p>Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), especially DHA (docosahexaenonic acid) are essential for brain development and physical health. Low blood Omega-3 LC-PUFA have been reported in children with ADHD and related behavior/learning difficulties, as have benefits from dietary supplementation. Little is known, however, about blood fatty acid status in the general child population. We therefore investigated this in relation to age-standardized measures of behavior and cognition in a representative sample of children from mainstream schools.</p><p>Participants</p><p>493 schoolchildren aged 7–9 years from mainstream Oxfords...
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free text keywords: Medicine, Sociology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, lipids, Fatty acids, neuroscience, Cognitive neuroscience, working memory, nutrition, vitamins, pediatrics, Child development, Public health, Child health, psychology, Cognitive psychology, learning, memory, recall, behavior, Developmental psychology, Omega-3, fatty, acids, uk, children, cross-sectional, dolab
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