Eating fish may lower risk of Alzheimer's disease

New research has found eating fish and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers in the US studied 1,219 people over the age of 65 who were free of dementia, and have suggested a higher dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids is associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease and slower cognitive decline.

This is a new area of research and still in its infancy, however healthy eating guidelines recommend 2 portions of fish a week and oily fish such as salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Read more about the study in the Neurology Journal.

 

Posted: 03/05/2012 11:49:19 by Christine Connolly


 

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