Omega-3 Fatty Acids Benefit the Aging Brain

Forgetfulness is a common problem for many people as they age, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way. Improving brain function and reducing memory loss may be as easy as increasing your fish intake or taking a supplement to make sure you are getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.

The latest research from the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the University of California Los Angeles has found yet again that those with low levels of omega-3 fatty acids more frequently have trouble with their memories.1 The scientists determined that the omega-3 fatty acids may help to fight signs of aging in the brain.

There were 1,575 volunteers involved in the study, with an average age of 67. None of them had been diagnosed with any form of dementia. Their red blood cells were tested to evaluate the amount of omega-3 fatty acids present. Several types of omega-3 fatty acids were also checked including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is plentiful in salmon, tuna, swordfish, sardines, and krill. The researchers performed MRI brain scans on the subjects and tested their mental acuity as well. >

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