Posts Tagged 'Stroke'

Omega-3s

So Dr. Bazan seems to have figured out the mechanism of Omega-3 fatty acids’ neuroprotective quality.

Fish oil supplements contain two types of Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA. As it turns out DHA is the essential precursor for a protein Bazan coined NPD1 (neuroprotectin D1). The protein plays an important role in suppressing apoptosis (source).

Subsequently NPD1delays neurodegrenerative diseases like Parkinson’s (source) and curbs the acute immune response damage after stroke (source).