How does myelin develop?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
An important component of myelin development is docosahexaenoic acid or DHA, which is an omega-3 fatty acid that must come from your diet.  Myelin develops most rapidly in babies from the third trimester of gestation till about age two.  Watch the animation to learn about DHA, myelin, and brain development of babies.

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