Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Neurological Diseases

Author(s): S. Salvati, L. Attorri, R. Di Benedetto, A. Di Biase, F. Leonardi.

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 6 , Issue 11 , 2006

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Abstract:

This review summarizes the knowledge of the role of dietary PUFAs, especially ω-3, on normal brain function. Furthermore, it reports the evidence pointing to potential mechanisms of ω-3 fatty acids in development of neurological disorders and efficacy of their supplementation in terms of symptom management.

Keywords: Docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, arachidonic acid, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer's disease, Multiple sclerosis, Depression, Parkinson's disease

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VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 11
Year: 2006
Page: [1201 - 1211]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/138955706778742740
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