Seafood Benefits Research

The Science Behind Seafood's Health Benefits

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Archives of Neurology

Plasma Phosphatidylcholine Docosahexaenoic Acid Content and Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

Authors: Ernst J. Schaefer, et al. / Journal: Archives of Neurology, November 2006

Summary

Nearly 900 older men and women free of dementia were followed to see if DHA omega-3 fatty acid levels are related to risk of developing dementia.  Researchers found individuals with the highest DHA levels have a 47 percent reduction in all-cause dementia and a 39 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Consumption of Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Risk of Incident Alzheimer's Disease

Authors: Martha Claire Morris, et al. / Journal: Archives of Neurology, July 2003

Summary

Researchers looked at more than 800 older adult participants not affected by Alzheimer's disease to find out whether eating fish protects against Alzheimer's disease. Participants who consume fish once per week or more have 60 percent less risk of Alzheimer's disease compared with those who rarely or never eat fish.