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Can omega-3 help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Brain SPECT imaging shows possible link


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Alzheimer’s happens to some elderly people and is very hard on them and their families. They often need caretakers once it progresses. This talks about the affect of omega-3 fatty acids on this disease. These can be found in fish and other foods if you want to try them in your diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found.
  • In a new article published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers have found that for patients with high omega-3 levels, blood flow in specific areas of the brain is increased.
  • “This study is a major advance in demonstrating the value of nutritional intervention for brain health by using the latest brain imaging,” commented George Perry, PhD, Dean and Professor of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

“”Overall, the study showed positive relationships between omega-3 EPA+DHA status, brain perfusion, and cognition.””

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170519124034.htm