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Syndrome of Allergy, Apraxia, and Malabsorption: Characterization of a Neurodevelopmental Phenotype That Responds to Omega 3 and Vitamin E Supplementation

Claudia R. Morris, MD; Marilyn C. Agin, MD

Accumulating evidence suggests that developmental disorders such as apraxia/dyspraxia (developmental coordination disorder), attention defi cit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are conditions involving a defi ciency of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).1-16 Studies demonstrating the importance of sufficient docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for brain development17 have led to the routine addition of DHA to most commercially available infant formulas. Supplementation with omega 3 fi sh oil is a safe intervention4,18 that has led to improvements in behavior, motor skills, and language in many children affected by the aforementioned read more…

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