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7 Feb 2014 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 rich diet linked to more developed brain networks: Monkey data

by Nathan Gray

Monkeys that consume a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more developed neural networks than those who do not, according to new research

The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, provides further evidence for the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in healthy brain development by demonstrating that monkeys that consume a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids have brains with highly connected and well organised neural networks - similar to neural networks in healthy humans - while monkeys that ate a diet deficient in the fatty acids had much more limited brain networking.