Stay smart longer; eat more Omega-3 rich food
Science Blog covers the recent discovery by UCLA neuroscientists that a diet high in the omega-3 fatty acid DHA helps protect the brain against the memory loss and cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease
UCLA neuroscientists have shown for the first time that a diet high in the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA helps protect the brain against the memory loss and cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease. The new research suggests that a DHA-rich diet may lower one's risk of Alzheimer's disease and help slow progression of the disorder in its later stages. '
I don't have relatives with Alzheimer's but this section really caught my eye:
The human brain absorbs DHA rapidly, making a constant supply critical for proper cognitive function, eye development and mental tasks. DHA helps keep the brain membrane fluid, moves proteins and helps to convert signals from other parts of the body into action.
Guess it's time to start eating more fat fish. Anybody know any good recipes for Norwegian Salmon?
- Norwegian Salmon Association
- Buy Norwegian Salmon on Amazon.com
- Buy Omega-3 supplements on Amazon.com
Update: The Sun reports that having kids makes you stupid! I better go find a Sushi bar and get some fish ASAP before I forget who my kids are...
[via The Register]
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