Health Benefits of DHA Research Paper by Champ

Health Benefits of DHA
A review of the health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
# 98349 | 1,716 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 18, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Nutrition (Food) , Nutrition (General)

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This paper reviews and discusses the health benefits of eating foods containing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The paper reports that research has proven DHA to not only be essential for the functional development and growth of an infant's brain, but that it is also vital for the preservation of an adult's normal brain functioning. According to the paper, sources of DHA include fatty fish such as tuna, salmon and mackerel.

Table of Contents:
Propositions Presented
II. Literature Review
Other Studies
III. Reviews Relate
Benefits Confirmed

From the Paper:

"Associated risks for eating fish include potential effects of extremely high methylmercury intake, however, chronic exposure to low levels are not solidly grounded regarding health effects. Women of childbearing age, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, need to avoid eating shark, swordfish, King mackerel and golden bass and only eat up to 12 ounces per week of other fish and shellfish. It is recommended that women of childbearing age do not eat more than 6 ounces of Albacore tuna each week."
"In practice, fish consumption, particular oily fish and shellfish, reduces CHD mortality and is noted to likely improved neurological functioning. Potential risks from dioxin, mercury and PCB contamination are outweighed by DHA's probable benefits."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Lie, Desiree, MD, MSEd. (CME Author); Stiles, Steve (News Author). (2006). "Health Benefits of Eating Fish Outweigh Risks." Medscape Medical News. 23 November 2006. <>.
  • "Studies Show 'At Risk' Individuals Improve Lipid Profiles with Martek's Omega-3 DHA; Children With High Cholesterol and Adults With Low Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol Gain Significant Cardioprotective Benefits.", PR Newswire, November 12, 2003. "Study probes potential health benefits of DHA.", Emerging Food R&D Report, December 1, 1998. "Three Studies Show Martek's Omega-3 DHA Provides Significant Cardiovascular Health Benefit; Data Show Increases in 'Good' Cholesterol, Decreases in Triglycerides and Beneficial Shift in 'Bad' Cholesterol.", PR Newswire, November 13, 2003. "U.S. ARS: Study probes potential health benefits of DHA.", M2 Presswire, September 3, 1998.

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