People with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids from a diet of fish may also have larger brain volumes in old age, a new study has found. The study, published in Neurology, found that women who had higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids had larger brain volumes eight years on, equivalent to preserving one to years years of brain health.
The study tested the levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the red blood cells of 1,111 women who were part of the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study in the US.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dr Doug Brown, the Director of Research and Development, said that while the study was interesting, it is still unknown what effect eating fish has on the development of dementia. You can read more about the study at the Alzheimer’s Society UK‘s website here on The Daily Telegraph online here or on USA Today online here.