29) Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation in Infancy Reduces Heart Rate and Positively Affects Distribution of Attention

Colombo J et al; Pediatr Res. 2011 Oct; 70(4):406-10

DHA accumulates rapidly during the last intrauterine trimester and in the first 2 years of life.

Learning and cognition are also outcomes of interest given the large amount of DHA that accumulates in the brain, relative to other organs. Indeed, DHA has been reported to affect learning and cognition

Higher DHA exposure in utero has been associated with first year behavior indicative of accelerated attentional development (25), suggesting a potential value for attention as a means of evaluating the effects of LCPUFA supplementation on cognition.