Fish can stop dementia in its tracks

Date: 1/10/2005

A team of California researchers has found that a diet rich in fatty oils from cold-water fish can halt the progression of  dementia even in those who may be genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease. UCLA neuroscientist Greg M Cole says that you could buy the therapy at a supermarket or drug store. His study showed that animals fed a diet enriched with DHA, or docosahexanenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid found in relatively high concentrations in salmon, mackerel and sardines, dramatically cut the harmful brain plaque that marks Alzheimer’s disease and appears to precipitate memory decline.

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