DHA supplementation improved both memory and reaction time in healthy young adults: a randomized controlled trial

Welma Stonehouse, Cathryn A Conlon, John Podd, Stephen R Hill, Anne-Marie Minihane, Crystal Haskell, David Kennedy

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Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is important for brain function, and its status is dependent on dietary intakes. Therefore, individuals who consume diets low in omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids may cognitively benefit from DHA supplementation. Sex and apolipoprotein E genotype (APOE) affect cognition and may modulate the response to DHA supplementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1134-1143
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Docosahexaenoic Acids
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Female
  • Food Habits
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Memory, Short-Term
  • Middle Aged
  • New Zealand
  • Reaction Time
  • Young Adult

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