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Maternal Plasma Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Concentrations Increase at the Critical Time of Neural Tube Closure

Journal Article


Abstract


  • DHA is an omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 LCPUFA)

    containing 22 carbons and 6 carbon to carbon double bonds denoted as 22:6n-

    3. It is an n-3 fatty acid because the first carbon to carbon double bond is on the

    third carbon from the methyl end of the fatty acid chain: hence the terminology

    n minus 3 (n-3) because you need to count backwards from the methyl end.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Meyer, B. J. & Freeman, D. J. (2017). Maternal Plasma Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Concentrations Increase at the Critical Time of Neural Tube Closure. Fats for Life, 1-9.

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Abstract


  • DHA is an omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 LCPUFA)

    containing 22 carbons and 6 carbon to carbon double bonds denoted as 22:6n-

    3. It is an n-3 fatty acid because the first carbon to carbon double bond is on the

    third carbon from the methyl end of the fatty acid chain: hence the terminology

    n minus 3 (n-3) because you need to count backwards from the methyl end.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Meyer, B. J. & Freeman, D. J. (2017). Maternal Plasma Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Concentrations Increase at the Critical Time of Neural Tube Closure. Fats for Life, 1-9.

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9