Fish Oil May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests

Fish Oil May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests
A recent study titled, "ω-3 Supplementation increases amyloid-β phagocytosis and resolvin D1 in patients with minor cognitive impairment," reported in this month's issue of The FASEB Journal, is backing all the hype surrounding fish oil and antioxidant supplements as a potential means to battle Alzheimer's disease. This small-scale study involved individuals with noted mild clinical impairment, and reports a reduction in amyloid-beta protein build up and brain inflammation. The study ran from 4 to 17 months, and highlights the need for more conclusive research to establish these supplements as a more economic and non-pharmaceutical alternative to keep dementia at bay. Dr. Milan Fiala, a professor at the University of California Los Angeles' Department of Surgery, said the prevention of mild cognitive impairment is one of the best approaches to prevent Alzheimer's disease. "In addition to physical and mental exercises recommended by experts, this study suggests that nutrition is equally important." Dr. Fiala led a team of researchers that studied the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in patients known to have this early sign of Alzheimer's
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