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Research Article

Low Blood Long Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids in UK Children Are Associated with Poor Cognitive Performance and Behavior: A Cross-Sectional Analysis from the DOLAB Study

  • Paul Montgomery mail,

    paul.montgomery@spi.ox.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Jennifer R. Burton,

    Affiliation: Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Richard P. Sewell,

    Affiliation: Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Thees F. Spreckelsen,

    Affiliation: Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Alexandra J. Richardson

    Affiliation: Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066697

About the Authors

Paul Montgomery, Jennifer R. Burton, Richard P. Sewell, Thees F. Spreckelsen, Alexandra J. Richardson
Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: paul.montgomery@spi.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal’s policy and have the following conflicts: Funding for the trial was provided by Martek Biosciences Inc., who also provided product and placebo. JRB, TFS and RPS declare that no other competing interests exist. AJR and PM acts as an occasional paid consultant (lectures and advisory work) for companies and organisations involved in producing, selling, or promoting foods or supplements containing ω-3. None of these issues alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PM AJR JRB RPS. Performed the experiments: JRB RPS. Analyzed the data: PM AJR JRB RPS TFS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PM AJR JRB RPS TFS. Wrote the paper: PM AJR JRB RPS TFS.