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Omega-3s Do Not Slow Cognitive Decline In Older Women

September 25, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study in older women found no difference in the decline of memory and thinking skills between women with high and low levels of omega-3s in the blood. The researchers said they did not recommend that women change their diet because of the findings, because there is strong evidence that omega-3s, found in fish oil and some nuts, have beneficial effects on the heart, blood vessels and brain. The study involved 2,157 women aged 65 to 80 who were given annual tests of thinking and memory for six years.
E. M. Ammann et al., "Omega-3 fatty acids and domain-specific cognitive aging: Secondary analyses of data from WHISCA", Neurology, September 25, 2013, © American Academy of Neurology
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