Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Posts tagged ‘dementia’
Two new studies found that omega-3 supplements, often sold in the form of fish oil, do not improve the health of the brain or heart.
After following more than 12,500 type 2 diabetes patients over the age of 50 for an average of 6.2 years, researchers saw no difference in heart health between those taking an omega-3 supplement versus a placebo. Diabetes patients are two to four times more likely to suffer from heart disease or a stroke, compared with people without diabetes. Another recent meta-analysis came to the same conclusion for people with a history of heart problems.
Additionally, in a new review looking at omega-3 supplementation for brain health, researchers found no link between omega-3 supplements and the prevention or improvement of dementia.
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Kwak SM, Myung SK, Lee YJ. Efficacy of omega-3 fatty acid supplements (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Arch Intern Med. Published ahead of print, April 9, 2012.
Dangour AD, Andreeva VA, Sydenham E, Uauy R. Omega 3 fatty acids and cognitive health in older people. Br J Nutr.2012;107:S152-S158.
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Saturated fat. That thick, gunky stuff that clogs up your arteries.
Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer for Cleveland Clinic, and chair of its Wellness Institute, explains how two new studies have connected fatty foods with increased risk of dementia in older people and lower sperm quality in younger men.
Wish I had a desk built over my treadmill.