Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Fish oils delay cognitive decline

Fish Oils Delay Cognitive Decline, Studies Find HealthDay Yahoo!Health 4/10/07 "In one study...The researchers concluded that consumption of approximately 400 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids per day (equivalent to eating six servings of lean fish per week or one serving of fatty fish per week) protects against cognitive decline...In the other study...The study found no association between baseline levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the men and overall cognitive decline. However, an analysis of specific types of cognitive decline did find that higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids were associated with protection against loss of verbal fluency. This association was particularly strong in men with high blood pressure and dyslipidemia (disruption in the amount of lipids in the blood) but was not evident in men with major depression..."

Fish oil and Curcumin are both compounds that show promise with cognitive decline and Alzheimer's. Curcumin has been shown to break down beta amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer's - in half of patients studied.

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