Skip to content
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members

Fish Oil May Slow Brain Shrinkage

Fish oil has long been linked to maintaining cognitive function as you age. Now a recent study has identified differences in brain structure between users and non-users of fish oil supplements.

The research was conducted by scientists at Rhode Island Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center. The findings were presented at the International Conference on Alzheimer ’s Disease in Paris, France, on July 20, 2011.

Participants in the study included 819 men and women, of whom 177 self-reported using a fish oil supplement before the start of the study and throughout the study. Researchers compared cognitive functioning and brain atrophy between users and non-users.

Use of fish oil was associated with better cognitive functioning for participants with normal baseline cognitive function, which is consistent with previous studies.

Of greater interest, the researchers found a clear association between fish oil supplements and brain volume. Use of fish oil supplements was associated with less brain shrinkage in the cerebral cortex and the hippocampus, the two parts of the brain which are most important for memory and thinking.

Fish oil has also been linked to numerous other health benefits, including combating diabetes, lowering cholesterol, improving vision,reducing the risk of dementia and relieving depression.

If you’re looking to increase your fish oil intake, try adding darker fish, such as salmon or tuna, to your diet. If you don’t like the taste of fish or are just finding it hard to work it into your meal plans, consider taking a high quality supplement. Make sure your supplement is tested for purity and potency.

Previous article Black Soybean Powder May Help Improve Vascular Function and Blood Pressure

Related Posts

Supplementation With Algae May Help Reduce Effects of Stress
Supplementation With Algae May Help Reduce Effects of Stress
Euglena is a freshwater species of single-celled algae that contains abu...
Read More
Higher Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Dementia
Higher Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Dementia
Ambient fine particulate matter is one of the components of outdoor air ...
Read More
Probiotic May Help Improve Endothelial Function
Probiotic May Help Improve Endothelial Function
In endothelial dysfunction, the important inner lining of blood vessels ...
Read More

Join Us for Subscriber Only Offers, Product Announcements, and Health News You Can Use!

×