Boosting omega-3 fatty acid intake helps to preserve brain health and improve cognition in middle age, a new study reports. For those with the Alzheimer's associated APOE4 gene, omega-3 fatty acid intake was associated with greater hippocampal volume and less small vessel disease.
People with lower EPA and DHA in red blood cell membranes, which correlates to lower scores on the Omega-3 index, were found to have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and ultimately a decrease in lifespan compared to those who scored higher on the omega-3 index.
DHA may be more effective at reducing chronic inflammation than EPA.
Adding a lysophospholipid form of EPA, LPC-EPA, to the diet increased omega 3 fatty acid levels up to 100 fold in the brains of mice, researchers report. The amount required for the boost in Omega 3 levels is less than a milligram a day. In humans, researchers report, the equivalent is less than a quarter of a gram of LPC-EPA per day to have the same effect.
Researchers add to evidence that omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids promote health brain aging.
Researchers report omega-3 fatty acids reduced brain damage in mouse models of stoke.
A new study reports higher levels of Omega 3 can boost the neuroprotective effects of B vitamins.
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A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause your brain to age faster and...