Please read sections highlighted in yellow the journal article Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive function in women. Then answer the following questions to prepare for class discussion.

  • What connections did you find between this paper and the sections of The Machinery of Life and Basic Neurochemistry you’ve been reading recently?
  • What role do omega-3 fatty acids play in the central nervous system? Which one seems to be the most important (or prevalent) in this paper? Why?
  • What problems may arise when someone has a lack of this omega-3 fatty acid?

Here are a couple additional articles if you’re interested in other studies related to omega-3 fatty acids: