Skip to comments.Fish oil could help prevent Alzheimer's and also give you a bigger brain
Posted on 01/22/2014 7:14:40 PM PST by Innovative
Research shows people with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may also have larger brain volumes in old age This would be the equivalent to preserving one or two years of brain health.
Eating more fish could give you a bigger brain - and greater protection against diseases such as Alzheimers, claim researchers.
They found people with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may also have larger brain volumes in old age.
This would be the equivalent to preserving one to two years of brain health, says a new study published in the journal Neurology.
One of the key omega-3 fatty acids is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is thought to help nerve cells communicate with each other.
Omega-3 fats work in several ways to reduce heart attack risk by cutting blood fats, reducing the chances of a blood clot and blocking dangerous heart rhythms that might otherwise prove fatal.
It is thought that omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils may reduce inflammation of the brain and play a part in brain development and nerve cell regeneration.
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say i don't care at 72 but i live to be 89...
Fish oil give you bigger brains? Hmmm...that should make pinheads’ head explode!
point being is that i come from a long lived family from both mom and dad whose best advantage was DECENT HEALTH CARE
all my good nutrition habits aint gonna replace that
I don’t want my brain to get bigger because then it wouldn’t fit in my skull.
Yesterday I read that fish oil may help to heal brain injuries, too.
I know you were kidding, but it’s factual that as people get older their brains do shrink, fish oil keeps it from shrinking, or at least it slows it down.
I’ve been taking fish oil supplements pretty regularly for the last three years. Last physical (I got the results back this week) my PSA reading was 0.602 — which the doctor said was extremely low for my age group and within the lower 50 percentile for the 40-49 age group (I’m 54).
Larry: you know, fish is good brain food.
Moe: then you should fish for a whale (slap)