Omega-3 fatty acids in mental and neurological development(กรดไขมันโอเมกา 3 กับการพัฒนาจิตและประสาท)


  • Lakkana Rerksuppaphol
  • Sanguansak Rerksuppaphol


Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, EPA, mental, neurological development


Omega-3 fatty acids is composed of two common substances: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA 22:6n-31) and eiocosapentaenoic acid (EPA 20:5n-3) that have a significant effect from conception to the late stage of human existence by effect human development and survival. Its physiologic contribution to the human heart, eyes, brain and other cranial compositions has been researched for understanding the gravity of the substance’s effects in human survival. As we have known from most previous studies that omega-3 participates in fetal development, however, researches nowadays emphasize the contribution of omega-3 to mental development particularly in promoting psychological stability and functionalities, and try to portray a significant association of DHA and EPA in certain neurological disorders e.g. dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Moreover, current researches aim to comprehend the linkage between omega-3 and Alzheimer’s disease and other related neurodegenerative disorders. Future researches should provide more information to understand and discover other possible linkages for curative treatment of the existing incurable diseases.


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Author Biographies

Lakkana Rerksuppaphol

Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University

Sanguansak Rerksuppaphol

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University




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