Review Article

Effect of omega-3 on auditory system


Background and Aim:Omega-3 fatty acid have structural and biological roles in the body's various systems. Numerous studies have tried to research about it. Auditory system is affected as well. The aim of this article was to review the researches about the effect of omega-3 on auditory system.
Methods:We searched Medline, Google Scholar, PubMed, Cochrane Library and SID search engines with the "auditory" and "omega-3" keywords and read textbooks about this subject between 1970 and 2013.
Conclusion:Both excess and deficient amounts of dietary omega-3 fatty acid can cause harmful effects on fetal and infant growth and development of brain and central nervous system esspesially auditory system. It is important to determine the adequate dosage of omega-3.

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Rahimi V, Farahani S, Nobakht M, Saeidpour A, Jalaie S. Effect of omega-3 on auditory system. Aud Vestib Res. 22(4):1-15.