USA TODAY: Best way to get benefits of fish oil

By | February 1, 2014

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Best way to get benefits of fish oil

A diet rich in fish oil may improve heart and brain health, some research suggests, but questions remain about how much fish people need to eat and what fish oil supplements are the best. A recent study 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, the researchers concluded. To get to a high enough level, people would have to eat oily varieties of fish at least five times a week — or eat it twice a week and take fish oil supplements daily, the researchers said.

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