Fish oil prevents brain damage in mice

Fish oil injection prevents brain damage after a stroke in mice.

After inducing a stroke in new-born mice, researchers injected them with n-3 fatty acid rich triglyceride emulsions, comparing both EPA and DHA fatty acids. They then examined the brains of the mice and found that the DHA emulsion had reduced the amount of brain tissue death.

The researchers found that the optimal time for injection was up to two hours after the stroke.

The treatment could potentially reduce morbidity and mortality after a stroke in humans.

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