docosahexaenoic acid


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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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Maximum biomass, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), total fatty acid (TFA) and amount of vegetative cells of Schizochytrium sp.
Theobald, et al., "Low-Dose Docosahexaenoic Acid Lowers Diastolic Blood Pressure in Middle-Aged Men and Women," J.
Docosahexaenoic acid aggravates photooxidative damage in retinal pigment epithelial cells via lipid peroxidation [abstract].
Canned salmon contains 1 to 1.3 grams of EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid), the essential fatty acids in a three-ounce serving.
In a study of 400 older adults with mild to moderate AD, halt of the subjects took a component offish oil called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that earlier studies have suggested might play a role in AD treatment, and half took placebo.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are found most commonly in oily fish.
It is available in a number of formats including--Omega 3 ALA (alpha-linoleic acid) and EPA+DHA (eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid).
Unlike any other eye health product, Ocuvite Complete also contains 500mg of omega-3 fatty acids, of which 360mg is docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, one of the building blocks of the eye, brain and nervous system.
According to the companies, TAK-085 is a highly concentrated preparation of the ethyl esters of omega-3 fatty acids which are predominantly a combination of ethyl esters of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Researchers reviewed data from a broad range of studies in 10 000s of patients, and found that most evidence for their cardioprotective benefits supports the use of the long-chain fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).
Omega-3 fatty acids, such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), appear to be an essential ingredient for optimal physical and mental development.