A study published in the journalAlzheimer’s & Dementia. showed that regular use of fish oil supplements was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults.
“At least 1 person is diagnosed every minute with Alzheimer’s disease and despite best efforts, we have not yet found a cure for this pervasive and debilitating disease,” said principal investigator Lori Daiello, PharmD, Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. “The field is currently engaged in numerous studies to find better treatments for people suffering with Alzheimer’s disease; however, researching ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease or slow cognitive decline in normal aging is of utmost importance.”
1. Daiello LA, Gongvatana A, Dunsiger S, Cohen RA, Ott BR; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Association of fish oil supplement use with preservation of brain volume and cognitive function. Alzheimers Dement. 2014 Jun 18.