docosahexaenoic acid


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docosahexaenoic acid

/do·co·sa·hexa·eno·ic ac·id/ (do-ko″sah-hek″sah-e-no´ik) an omega-3, polyunsaturated, 22-carbon fatty acid found almost exclusively in fish and marine animal oils.

docosahexaenoic acid

(dō′kō-sə-hĕk′sə-ĭ-nō′ĭk)
n. Abbr. DHA
An omega-3 fatty acid, C22H32O2, found in cold-water fish and in certain algae.

docosahexaenoic acid

, docosahexanoic Abbreviation: DHA
C22H32O2, an omega-3 fatty acid found in the oils of cold-water fish and in algae. DHA plays a role in the development of nerve cell membranes and is required for the normal growth and development of the infant brain. Lack of DHA has been linked to growing numbers of people suffering from depression.
CAS # 6217-54-5
See also: acid
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Chapter One Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Industry Overview
Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation in vegetarians effectively increases omega-3 index: a randomized trial.
Effects of maternal docosahexaenoic acid on visual function and neurodevelopment in breastfed term infants.
patent (#6,977,166), entitled "Method of Producing an Oil Including Docosahexaenoic Acid," describes a novel method for producing an oil containing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) by fermentation of the microalgae Crypthecodinium cohnii.
Previous antemortem and postmortem tissue fatty acid composition studies have observed significant deficits in the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) in red blood cell (RBC) and postmortem cortical membranes of patients with unipolar depression.
Concentrations of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) were positively associated with total BMD and BMD at the spine at 22 yearas of age.
has signed a license and supply agreement for rights to use Martek's docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) in infant formula sold in South Korea.
If you eat enough of them, these omega-3 fats (eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA; and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA) lower cholesterol just like the polyunsaturated (omega-6) fats in vegetable oils.
Eighteen children and adolescents with JBD received supplements containing 360 mg per day eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 1,560 mg per day docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for 6 weeks in an open-label study.
June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martek Biosciences Corporation announced today that it has entered into a 15-year docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) license and supply agreement with General Mills, Inc.
TAHITIAN NONI(TM) Canine Essentials(TM) Original is a unique blend of noni and soy lecithin, vitamin E, and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) for superior support of the nervous and immune system.
Amanda Adler from the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge (UK), published findings in Diabetes Care stating that kidney function was improved in type-1 diabetics with the highest average intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), compared with people with the lowest intakes of the fatty acids.