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Glossary AA Arachidonic acid. A long chain omega-6 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms. It is a major structural component of neuronal membranes.
Glossary ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Glossary Antioxidant A substance, for example Vitamin E, which slows oxidation and can mop up free radicals
Glossary DHA Docosahexaenoic Acid, a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid important for brain structure and function.
Glossary EFAs Essential fatty acids called 'essential' because humans cannot make them so they must be derived from food that is eaten.
Glossary Endocannabinoids Substances made within the body that activate cannabinoid receptors
Glossary EPA Eicosapentaenoic Acid, a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid important for brain function.
Glossary FA Fatty acids
Glossary Glucose A simple sugar.
Glossary Oxidation A chemical reaction which involves at least one of the following: loss of electrons, the gain of oxygen or the loss of hydrogen. Rust is the result of the oxidation of iron; the oxidation of fats in foods results in rancidity
Glossary PUFA polyunsaturated fatty acids
Glossary PUFAs Polyunsaturdated fatty acids. A fatty acid with several double bonds between carbon atoms in fatty acids in the chain. Four PUFAs are particularly important for brain development and function DGLA, AA, EPA and DHA.
Glossary Stunting stunted growth due to malnutrition
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