Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and Brain Development

Essential fatty acids (EFA) are structural components of all tissues and are indispensable for cell membrane synthesis; the brain, retina and other neural tissues are particularly rich in long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA). Human infants require Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids LCPUFA for growth and neural development. Animals fed diets deficient in the essential…