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Question for Dr. Stoll/fish oil

Posted by lovebird [20.15] on December 06, 2004 at 14:35:01:

Hi Dr. Stoll:
Christmas is in the air up here.

Tree farms are everywhere and people have their saws out and go to them chopping down their own trees. Ha

This morning I heard a Dr. talking about chronic pain issues and mentioned that good fish oil helps with depression because the brain needs oil. Is the brain mainly oil? Water?

Thanks,
lovebird



composition of the brain ....

Posted by (1) [1475.4] on December 06, 2004 at 16:10:12:

In Reply to: Question for Dr. Stoll/fish oil posted by lovebird [20.15] on December 06, 2004 at 14:35:01:

Hi Lovebird,

The brain is about 78 per cent water
About 10 - 12 per cent fat
about 8 per cent protein
about 1 per cent carb
about 1 per cent soluble organic substances
and about 1 per cent organic salts!

Taken from 'Biochemistry and the central nervous system' by McIlwain and Bachelard....
Seems strange to be able to turn the brain into such 'dry' facts doesn't it!!! There's a lot on the internet about the kinds of fats in the brain and the fat content and balance changes with age - I'm not sure if the fat content reduces or just the kinds of fatty acids change....

Jane :)



Re: composition of the brain .... (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on December 07, 2004 at 07:18:13:

In Reply to: composition of the brain .... posted by (1) [1475.4] on December 06, 2004 at 16:10:12:

Thanks, (1).

Walt

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Re: composition of the brain ....

Posted by lovebird [20.15] on December 07, 2004 at 10:15:32:

In Reply to: composition of the brain .... posted by (1) [1475.4] on December 06, 2004 at 16:10:12:

Thanks

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