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Does the brain contain fat?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
More than half the dry weight of a human brain is fat.  A primary fat in the developing brain is docosahexaenoic acid or DHA. Watch the animation to learn about DHA and brain development.


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