Neurons and the DHA Principle by Raymond C. Valentine,David L. Valentine

By Raymond C. Valentine,David L. Valentine

Studies with micro organism and different platforms recommend that the omega-3 fatty acid DHA confers nice advantages to neurons in maximizing either pace of neural impulses and effort potency. regrettably, stories additionally convey that DHA’s ease of oxidation damages membrane integrity. Exploring this duality, Neurons and the DHA Principle proposes a brand new version for the explanations of neurodegeneration, within which DHA-enriched membranes of neurons develop into dysfunctional and energetically wasteful, triggering the untimely dying of neurons.



The problem of this publication is to digest how DHA acts as an important development block of neurons whereas additionally conspiring for his or her assassination in the course of getting older. because the ebook studies the extreme homes of DHA in lifestyles kinds from deep-sea micro organism to human neurons, it asks:




  • Is there a trade-off among pace and potency of mind functionality enabled by means of DHA as opposed to toughness or lifestyles span?

  • Has glossy drugs complicated considerably within the therapy of the physique yet now not inevitably of the brain?

  • What are the molecular motives for the decline in mind well-being in the course of the age of longevity?



A complete accounting of the jobs of DHA in neurons calls for balancing the big merits of those molecules opposed to the hazards. Introducing the twin chemical personalities of DHA from an evolutionary viewpoint, Neurons and the DHA Principle explores DHA from the perspective of benefit–risk research, establishing new views for figuring out how DHA capabilities in neurons.

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