ABCNews.com - Dr. Sam Gandy: “Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Not Offer Touted Brain Benefits After All”

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 – June 13, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Despite doctors' advice that omega-3 fatty acids can prevent a decline in cognitive function, a new review of previous studies suggests that taking omega-3 supplements may not offer any brain benefits at all. A study published in February found a link between low levels of omega-3s and a more rapid aging of the brain and greater likelihood of losing memory and abstract thinking ability. The extent of those cognitive benefits remains under debate, however, said Dr. Sam Gandy, a professor of Alzheimer's disease research at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "There is some evidence that omega-3s may protect from aging-associated memory impairment, but there is no consistent evidence that omega-3s delay or protect from Alzheimer's disease," Dr. Gandy said. Learn more