The Importance of Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Disorders of Mood, Behaviour and Cognition: Current Evidence and Implications for Policy and Practice
Venue: University of Oxford On: Tuesday 31st January, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
FAB Research is proud to announce this special lecture by one of our Scientific Advisory Board. It is open to Oxford University members only, although a few places are available free of charge to Food and Behaviour Research (FAB) Associate Members. (Not an Associate Member? If you'd like to join us so you can attend this event, please do so online at the FAB Research website here: Subscribe to FAB Research <http://www.fabresearch.org/view_item.aspx?item_id=212> .)
Organised by: the Food and Behaviour Research Group at the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention (CEBI), led by Dr Alex Richardson and Professor Paul Montgomery.
CAPT Joseph R Hibbeln MD, Section of Nutritional Neurosciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. <http://www.fabresearch.org/view_item.aspx?item_id=545>
Dr Joe Hibbeln is one of the world's leading experts on the importance of dietary fats for human brain development and function. A psychiatrist and lipid biochemist by training, his work has been focused for many years on translating basic neuroscience on the omega-3 essential fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) (found in fish and seafood) into direct clinical applications. He has contributed more than 80 peer-reviewed publications to the research literature, and he is frequently sought out to communicate scientific findings in this field though major public media.
In this special seminar for CEBI he will review the latest evidence for his hypothesis that relative deficiencies in omega-3 can increase the risk of depression, violence, and suicide as well as other developmental and psychiatric disorders in both children and adults, discussing the implications of this evidence for public health policy and clinical practice.
We apologise for the very late announcement of this newly organized addition to Dr Hibbeln's UK schedule, but hope that some of our UK-based Associate Members may be able to attend.
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