Infant Brain Highlighted Areas of High DHA Concentration
Areas of high docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) concentration in the infant brain. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid. It is essential for proper functioning of the brain in both adults and infants. Research suggests that DHA contributes to numerous nervous system functions such as increased visual acuity, neurogenesis and synaptogenesis, and lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease. It is highly concentrated in the brain and eye.