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1 February 2008

Omega-3 Slows Late-Onset Alzheimer's

Supplements of the omega-3 fat DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) can reduce levels an enzyme linked to Alzheimer's disease.
In both mice and cultured human cells, DHA increased the production of LR11, a protein which clears away enzymes in the brain that make the beta amyloid plaques that are thought to cause Alzheimer's disease.

The research adds to a growing body of science linking omega-3 fats to improved cognitive function and slower cognitive decline.


* January 25, 2008

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