PhD defence: Effects of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on neuropsychological function in children

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Marie Nygaard Teisen is defending her PhD thesis

Effects of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on neuropsychological function in children

Investigating effects of oily fish consumption on cognition, emotions, behavior and stress in healthy 8-9-year-old boys and girls

Time

13 March 2019, 13:00

Place

Festauditoriet 1-01, Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C

Opponents 

Associate professor Mads Fiil Hjort (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Consultant Ingrid Bergliot Helland National Hospital Oslo Norway, Norway.

Senior Scientist Jeannine Baumgartner Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland.

Main supervisor

Professor Lotte Lauritzen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Co-supervisors

PhD Jannie Niclasen, Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen and Frederiksbøj Dagbehandlingsskole, Copenhagen, Denmark.

About the thesis

The PhD study investigates effects of omega-3 fatty acids provided through oily fish on cognition, emotions, behavior and stress in healthy children with a focus on potential sex differences.

This was investigated in the FiSK Junior study, which was a two-arm parallel RCT in which 199 healthy Danish 8-9-year-old children were randomized to consume ~300 g/week oily fish or poultry (control) for 12±2 weeks.

Download Table of contents; Summary; Sammendrag (Danish); Introduction.

2020, 175 pages.

The thesis is available for inspection at Rolighedsvej 26, DK-1958 Frederiksberg.