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New Research suggests that a diet rich in fish may decrease the future development of dementia. The results of an observational study involving 15,000 older adults 65 years and above show that those who ate fish regularly had less dementia.

The study looked at people from China, India, Cuba, Venezuela, Peru and The Dominican Republic. Those who ate fish daily had 20% less risk of developing dementia and those who ate fish a few times a week had a 20% less risk compared to those who never ate fish.

In fact there was a gradient effect. Namely, the more fish that was eaten the lower the risk of getting dementia-the opposite effect of red meat. In particular oily fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and tuna rich in omega 3 were better.

Just another reason to eat and enjoy Alaskan fish on a regular basis.

Reference:

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/21/health/21fish.html

By Rebecca Subbiah RD, LDN

Proof that Fish is Good for Your Brain
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