Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) improve cognitive ability

Does docosahexaenoic acid (dha) improve cognitive ability?

Effectiveness Rating for Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)'s Ability to Improve Cognitive Ability

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well docosahexaenoic acid (dha) is able to improve cognitive ability. The overall rating for this claim is 1.3 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) to improve cognitive ability. Using Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) to improve cognitive ability will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)'s Ability to Improve Cognitive Ability

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 10 studies in the database on docosahexaenoic acid (dha); the confidence rating is 200. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

References

Title of Study
Effect of 2-y n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on cognitive function in older people: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
Effects of a diet integration with an oily emulsion of DHA-phospholipids containing melatonin and tryptophan in elderly patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment
The n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Supplementation Improved the Cognitive Function in the Chinese Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial
An 18-mo randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of DHA-rich fish oil to prevent age-related cognitive decline in cognitively normal older adults
Effects of n-3 fatty acids, EPA v. DHA, on depressive symptoms, quality of life, memory and executive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a 6-month randomised controlled trial
Association between cognitive function and supplementation with omega-3 PUFAs and other nutrients in ≥ 75 years old patients: A randomized multicenter study
Effect of supplementation with long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on behavior and cognition in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a randomized placebo-controlled intervention trial
Effect of long-term omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation with or without multidomain intervention on cognitive function in elderly adults with memory complaints (MAPT): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial
Effects of iron and n-3 fatty acid supplementation, alone and in combination, on cognition in school children: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention in South Africa
DHA supplementation improved both memory and reaction time in healthy young adults: a randomized controlled trial

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