What determines how fast nerve impulses travel?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
One important factor is the amount of myelin, the cover over nerve fibers, which is made up of DHA or docosahexaenoic acid.  Watch the animation to learn more about myelin and DHA.

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