Effect of 1 Year Krill Oil Supplementation on Cognitive Achievement of Dutch Adolescents: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Inge S. M. van der Wurff*, Clemens von Schacky, Trygve Bergeland, Roeslan Leontjevas, Maurice P. Zeegers, Jelle Jolles, Paul A. Kirschner, Renate H. M. de Groot

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Abstract

Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are important for brain development and function, maybe especially during adolescence. Observational studies have demonstrated an association between fish consumption (a source of LCPUFA) and cognition in adolescents, but intervention trials are lacking. The goal of the current study was to investigate the effect of one year of krill oil (a source of LCPUFA) supplementation on the cognitive performance of adolescents with a low Omega-3 Index (O3I

Original languageEnglish
Article number1230
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalNutrients
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

Keywords

  • docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
  • eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
  • adolescents
  • cognition
  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • omega-3 Index
  • krill oil
  • randomized controlled trial (RCT)
  • fatty acids
  • POLYUNSATURATED FATTY-ACIDS
  • DIGIT SUBSTITUTION TEST
  • DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID
  • FISH CONSUMPTION
  • NORMATIVE DATA
  • CHILDREN
  • PLACEBO
  • OMEGA-3
  • HEALTHY
  • PERFORMANCE

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