Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

DHA omega-3 may offer sports protection

By Nathan Gray

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Related tags: Omega-3 fatty acid, Dha omega-3, Docosahexaenoic acid, Martek biosciences

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is the critical omega-3 fatty acid in the brain and research backs its ability to boost brain function. But can it slow the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease and help protect sportspeople against concussion?

Dr Rob Winwood, the director of scientific affairs in Europe and Asia at leading DHA supplier, Martek Biosciences, scans the research frontier for the latest findings.

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