There are numerous studies evaluating the role of nutrients in brain health. Recent research has focused on the important role of DHA omega-3 for mental and visual development and function of infants and reducing the risk of cognitive decline.
Numerous studies confirm that everyone, from infants to adults, benefits from an adequate supply of DHA. DHA plays an important role in the following:
- Brain and central nervous system development and function
- Psychomotor development (such as eye-hand coordination)
- Visual development and function
- Nerve signal transmission
Other nutrients being studied in the brain health realm include vitamin E and lutein, which have also been linked to lowering the risk of mild cognitive impairment. Please see below for several studies pointing to these conclusions.