Omega-3 fatty acids preserve mental function in Alzheimer’s disease patients

Plasma Fatty Acid Profiles in Relation to Cognition and Gender in Alzheimer's Disease Patients During OralOmega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation: The OmegAD Study.

This study evaluated whether omega-3 fatty acids can improve mental performance in patients with Alzheimer´s disease. Mental performance was evaluated in 174 Alzheimer´s disease patients who were given either omega-3 fatty acids or a placebo for 6 months. Subsequently, all participants received omega-3 fatty acids for additional 6 months. The results showed that the preservation of mental function was significantly associated with increased blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids over time. Further details can be found in the study.
Eriksdotter M, Vedin I, Falahati F, Freund-Levi Y, Hjorth E, Faxen-Irving G, Wahlund LO, Schultzberg M, Basun H, Cederholm T, Palmblad J. Plasma Fatty Acid Profiles in Relation to Cognition and Gender in Alzheimer's Disease Patients During OralOmega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation: The OmegAD Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015;48(3):805-12.


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