Another article showing how omega-3 helps prevent mental decline leading to Alzheimer’s. Just remember, omega-6 and omega-3 compete, so the increase the omega-3 in you brain, you have to decrease the omega-6. If you reduce your intake of omega-6 while you increase your intake of omega-3, you will get more benefits and get them faster. My book, The Oil Change Diet, will help you do that.
Public Release: 19-May-2015
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility — the ability to efficiently switch between tasks — and had a bigger anterior cingulate cortex, a brain region known to contribute to cognitive flexibility.
The analysis suggests, but does not prove, that consuming DHA and EPA, two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, enhanced cognitive flexibility in these adults in part by beefing up the anterior cingulate cortex, the researchers report in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.
“Recent research suggests that there is a critical link between nutritional deficiencies and the incidence of both cognitive impairment and degenerative neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease,” said University of Illinois neuroscience, psychology, and speech and hearing science professor
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