• Have some fish this weekend | It may reduce your Alzheimer’s risk up to 47%

    It is known that people who carry certain genes, called ApoE4, have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Researchers looked at the brains of 286 dead people carrying this gen. They found that eating seafood could reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s by almost 50%.

    How Much Fish?

    The researchers found out that one seafood meal or more a week reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s. Do Supplements Work? Unfortunately the study says that fish oil supplementation had not the same effect

    The Conclusion

    The lead author, Martha Clare Morris, a professor of epidemiology at Rush University, says: “Most studies in dementia have found that one seafood meal a week is beneficial,” she said, though “they haven’t found that the more you eat, the lower the risk.”

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    References

    JAMA

    NYTIMES

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