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

Omega-3 Found To Cut Plaque That Contributes to Alzheimer’s

A new study from researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) showed that the Omega-3, DHA, may help protect brain cells from damage. The results were published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

The study found that DHA stimulates the production of a protein called LR11. This is important because when your body doesn't produce enough LR11 protein, plaque called beta-amyloid can build up.

This particular plaque has been shown to damage brain cells and spark the onset of Alzheimer's disease. In the UCLA study, even low levels of DHA--a key omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil--helped boost the cell protecting LR11 protein.

This is not the only recent study to show fish oil can benefit your neurological and brain health. For example, in November 2007, scientists at the Universite Laval in Canada reported that DHA reduces the toxic effect of a chemical called MPTP. This can reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease.

Moreover, also in November, three separate studies from Norway, New Zealand and the Netherlands all showed how fish oil omega-3s benefits cognitve health and brain function.

Although the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are known more for heart health, there is rapidly growing evidence for significant brain health benefits also.
Previous article Study Finds Multiple Benefits of Omega-3’s for Mature Adults

Related Posts

Dried Cranberry Powder May Help Reduce Overactive Bladder Symptoms
Dried Cranberry Powder May Help Reduce Overactive Bladder Symptoms
Overactive bladder causes a frequent and sudden urge to urinate that may...
Read More
Study Finds Lifestyle Interventions Effective For Weight Loss in Mature Adults
Study Finds Lifestyle Interventions Effective For Weight Loss in Mature Adults
For many people, maintaining a healthy weight gets harder as they age, e...
Read More
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

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

×