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Public Lecture: Fish oils and brain health: what dose does what in whom? (Albert Latner Lecture in Clinical Biochemistry)

Lecture led by Professor Anne-Marie Minihane, University of East Anglia

Date/Time: Tuesday 12 March 2019, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Cognitive function declines naturally with age, with accelerated decline leading to dementia in some. Brain tissue has high levels of the marine omega-3 fatty acid, DHA. This lecture will consider the importance of adequate DHA status in neurocognitive function. Professor Minihane will discuss whether increased DHA status represents a tractable means of supporting healthy brain ageing.


Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. 

Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

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