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Eating Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Midlife May Sharpen Thinking Skills and Improve Brain Structure | SciTech Daily

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According to research author Claudia L. Satizabal, PhD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, “improving our diet is one strategy to boost our brain health.”

Supplements including fish oil, krill oil, or cod liver oil are a way to increase your consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids. Eating cold-water fatty fish like salmon is one of the best dietary sources of omega-3. People who consume more meals containing omega-3 fatty acids in midlife may have higher cognitive abilities and even better brain structure than those who consume fewer foods. The American Academy of Neurology’s medical journal Neurology just published exploratory research that supports this. Fish including salmon, sardines, lake trout, and albacore tuna contain omega-3 fatty acids. They can be found in meals that have been fortified with fatty acids as well as dietary supplements. Even better, our research hints that a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids may be sufficient to maintain brain health.  “It may have a big influence on public health if people could increase their cognitive resilience and possibly prevent dementia with some easy dietary adjustments.According to research author Claudia L. Satizabal, PhD. 



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