Researchers admit that omega-3 fatty acids improve brain health

(ORDO NEWS) — As we age, changes can be seen in various parts of the body, which is a natural part of the aging process. And these parts of the body may require special care or special attention. The brain also requires special attention.

To keep your brain sharp for as long as possible, you should consider including certain foods in your diet, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio and recently published in the journal Neurology, involved 2,183 people with an average age of 46 who had never had a stroke or been diagnosed with dementia.

The researchers recognized a link between omega-3 fatty acids and improved neurological health in older adults, but their goal was to find out if there was a link between omega-3s and brain health in middle-aged adults.

In the end, scientists found a link between omega-3s and hippocampal volume, which helps both memory function and learning ability, as well as reasoning and logical thinking in both the elderly and middle-aged people.

“Studies have looked at this link in older adults.

The novel contribution here is that even at a younger age, if your diet includes some omega-3 fatty acids, you are already protecting your brain for most of the indicators of brain aging that we see in middle age,” explained study lead author Claudia.


At the same time, the experts explained that their results are supported by a large amount of existing data on the positive and protective effects of omega-3s on brain health throughout life.

Omega-3s are an integral component of cell membranes, which means that they play an important role in cellular signaling and communication because neurotransmitter receptors are located on the cell membrane.

Because of this, people who don’t get enough omega-3s are more prone to poor memory, mood swings, and depression. In addition, omega-3s also increase the activity of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which helps stimulate cellular communication.

As far as how to get enough omega-3 fatty acids, one of the best sources is fatty, cold-water fish that are low in mercury, such as mackerel, sardines, herring, or wild fish.

You can also choose oysters, anchovies and caviar. In addition to seafood, nuts and seeds such as flax, chia, walnuts, and their respective oils are high in omega-3s.


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