alexa Nourish The Brain: Omega-3 Fatty Improve And Prevent Neurodegenerative Disease
ISSN: 2378-5756

Journal of Psychiatry
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16th World Congress on Psychiatry and Psychological Syndromes
April 24-25, 2017 Las Vegas, USA

Ellie Wright
EGW Research Institute LLC, USA
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Psychiatry
DOI: 10.4172/2378-5756-C1-017
Anti-inflammatory Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3-PUFAs), mainly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), may improve or prevent some psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. In clinical studies, depressed patients manifest higher levels of inflammatory biomarkers. As human brain is mostly made of fat, fatty acids are most crucial molecules that determine the brain's integrity. Beneficial effects of the omega-3 PUFAs has been linked to their involvement in multiple biochemical functions, including synthesis of inflammatory mediators, cell membrane fluidity, intracellular signaling and gene expression. Through these pathways, the omega-3 PUFAs help modulate aspects of inflammation and immunity, cell growth and tissue repair. As important membrane component, n-3-PUFAs benefit brain health by modulating neuroimmune and apoptotic pathways, changing membrane function and competing with n-6 PUFAs strongly suggest omega-3 PUFAs may modulate inflammation and neurogenerative diseases.

Ellie Wright has obtained her Bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University in 2008, Master’s degree (ASU) and Graduate Certificate in Geriatric and Gerontology from Arizona University in 2010 and Doctoral degree from EGW Research Institute LLC, USA in 2015. She is passionate in the field of natural medicine.

Email: [email protected]

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