There are findings that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are essential for brain health. The importance of these fatty acids becomes most obvious when they're lacking. People who don't get enough omega-3s in their diet face an increased risk of developing conditions such as dementia, depression, attention-deficit disorder, dyslexia and schizophrenia.
Natural Health News Omega-3 fatty acids nutrients long believed to support neurological health can cross the usually impenetrable blood-brain barrier and make their way into the brain, a new study suggests.
The findings, published presented in the Journal of Internal Medicine, could have implications for the use of omega-3s as a treatment for diseases such as Alzheimers, according to Swedish researchers.
Previous studies have shown that Alzheimers patients have lower levels of a key omega-3 fatty acid in the cerebrospinal fluid (the liquid that surrounds the central nervous system).
According to lead author Dr. Yvonne Freund-Levi Earlier population studies indicated that omega-3s can protect against Alzheimers disease, which makes it interesting to study the effects of dietary supplements containing this group of fatty acids in patients who have already developed the disease,
Fatty acids accumulate naturally in the central nervous system of the foetus during gestation, and it has been assumed that …
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