Omega-3 Fatty Acid Does No Improvement To Brain Health: Study

August 26, 2015 2:01 pm0 commentsViews: 46

In a new study it is found the Omega-3 fatty acid does not help the health of our brain as it has been thought.

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Does No Improvement To Brain Health - Study

US National Institutes of Health studied 4,000 Americans who were at risk of losing vision due to old age and found the omega-3 supplements did not show statistically significant cognitive decline.

Deputy clinical director at the National Eye Institute, Emily Chew, said it is a false believe the fish oil pill would help in cognitive function among the older age.

National Eye Institute is a part of the National Institutes of Health.

The researchers suggest to eat those foods more which are high in omega-3 fatty acids and this would help more than the pill. Few of the related food items to be named are flaxseed, walnuts and salmon.

All the 4,000 participants were segregated in four groups and were tested, during the start of the study, the memory, attention and immediate recall. All were again tested for the same after two years and four years respectively. The average age of the participants was 73.

Details of the study are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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