USA TODAY: Fish oil may help with brain health

By | January 22, 2014


Fish oil may help with brain health

A diet rich in fish has been touted as a way to improve brain health, but research results on its effectiveness have been mixed. A study out Wednesday found older women with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, had better preservation of their brain as they aged than those with the lowest levels, which might mean they would maintain better brain function for an extra year or two. The results suggest that higher omega-3 fatty acid levels may hold promise for delaying cognitive aging and dementia, says the study’s lead author, Jay Pottala of the University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls and Health Diagnostic Laboratory in Richmond, Va., which offers blood testing including for omega-3 fatty acids.

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