Journal article

Fish oil diet associated with acute reperfusion related hemorrhage, and with reduced stroke-related sickness behaviors and motor impairment

Michaela C Pascoe, David W Howells, David P Crewther, Nicki Constantinou, Leeanne M Carey, Sarah S Rewell, Giovanni M Turchini, Gunveen Kaur, Sheila G Crewther

FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2014

Abstract

Ischemic stroke is associated with motor impairment and increased incidence of affective disorders such as anxiety/clinical depression. In non-stroke populations, successful management of such disorders and symptoms has been reported following diet supplementation with long chain omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids (PUFAs). However, the potential protective effects of PUFA supplementation on affective behaviors after experimentally induced stroke and sham surgery have not been examined previously. This study investigated the behavioral effects of PUFA supplementation over a 6-week period following either middle cerebral artery occlusion or sham surgery in the hooded-Wistar rat. The PUFA diet..

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