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Fish Oil May Help Preserve Brain Volume in Women

Bloomberg News reports on a new study published in Neurology that has found that fish oil may prevent neurological cell death and preserve brain volume. Researchers looked at 1,111 post-menopausal women from the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study who had their blood tested for “eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, two major fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids.” They then took MRIs of these women’s brains 8 years later. “They found that those whose omega-3 fatty acid levels were twice as high, 7.5 percent, had 0.7 percent larger brain volume. Those with the higher levels also had a 2.7 percent larger volume in the hippocampus area of the brain, which plays an important part in memory.”

Read the article published by Bloomberg News.

Read the study in Neurology.