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Judith E. Brown
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The need for D HA increases during pregnancy because DHA is a major structural component of phospholipids in cell membranes of the central nervous system.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “The need for DHA increases during pregnancy because DHA is a major structural component of phospholipids in cell membranes of the central nervous system” is true or false.

Introduction: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is required for the growth and development of an individual. During pregnancy, DHA promotes improved cognitive and neural development of the growing infant. Therefore, pregnant women are recommended to maintain an adequate intake of omega-3 fatty acids which can be acquired from foods such as seafood, DHA-fortified eggs, milk, and other food fortified with DHA.

Explanation

DHA is accumulated in the brain of the growing fetus during the last trimester of pregnancy. The availability of DHA during this phase is essential for optimal functioning of the central nervous system. It is involved in the synthesis of cell membranes in t...

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