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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Counter The Negative Effects Of Alzheimer’s Genes

February 14, 2011: 09:36 AM EST
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in cholesterol seems to significantly lower the negative effects of the gene APOE4, a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists in Israel have found. APOE, one of the five molecules known to affect or cause Alzheimer's disease, is created by the apolipoprotein E. gene that comes in two forms: “good” and “bad” (APOE4). In the study, researchers tested in Alzheimer’s mouse models the effects of three diets: normal, "bad" (high in cholesterol), and "good" (high in fish oil). They confirmed the general wisdom that good diets can alleviate the effects of bad genes, and specifically that a diet rich in omega-3 oils reduces the negative effects of Alzheimer's disease-related genes.
"Good Diets Fight Bad Alzheimer Genes", News release, Tel Aviv University, February 14, 2011, © Tel Aviv University
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