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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) Status and Cognitive Function in Healthy Young Adults

2014-08-27 03:15:37 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To date, the relationship between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) in cognitively intact individuals has only been examined in a limited number of studies; it is at present unknown whether supplementation with n-3 PUFAs can improve cognitive function and mood in this population. Further to this, it still remains to be established whether a relationship exists between peripheral fatty acid status—reflective of dietary n-3 PUFA intake—and cognitive function in this population. The current study therefore aims to address this issue by exploring the relationship between serum PUFAs and specific cognitive functions in a sample of healthy adults. To this end, participants will complete a range of cognitive tasks evaluating performance across the domains of attention, memory and executive function. Self-report mood assessments will be included as secondary measures.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Attention

Location

Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
NE1 8ST

Status

Completed

Source

Northumbria University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:37-0400

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