New York: According to the information given by a research, people eating food rich in omega-3 fatty acids may increase the blood flow in the brain areas involved with learning and memory and that leads to reducing risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.
Omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in — flaxseed oil, walnuts, salmon, soybeans, and spinach — have shown anti-amyloid, anti-tau and anti-inflammatory actions in the brains of animals.
The study showed positive relationships between omega-3 EPA+DHA status, brain perfusion, and cognition.
“This is very important research because it shows a correlation between lower omega-3 fatty acid levels and reduced brain blood flow to regions important for learning, memory, depression and dementia,” said lead author Daniel G. Amen, CEO, the Amen Clinics Inc in the US.