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Fish Oil may Not Prevent Mental Decline

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 16, 2012 at 12:21 AM Mental Health News
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We have always been fed with the information that Omega-3 supplements help prevent  mental decline in old age, but a recent  study  seems to refute this claim.

The study showed that the benefit for cognitive health among older people taking omega-3 supplements is negligible.
 Fish Oil may Not Prevent Mental Decline
Fish Oil may Not Prevent Mental Decline

Dr Marie Janson of Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity, said: "While taking omega-3 supplements may not be the key to staving off cognitive problems, eating a healthy balanced diet, including fish and other natural sources of omega-3, is important for maintaining good health.

"We know that what is good for the heart can be good for the head so maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, exercising and keeping our blood pressure in check are all ways that we could reduce our risk of cognitive decline and dementia later in life",researchers said.




Source: Medindia

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