Study Questions Fish Oil Brain Claims

Higher levels of omega-3 didn't boost thinking, memory test scores

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"Diets that are replete with whole, healthy foods and very limited in processed, junk and fast food, help provide the body with all the nutrients, including healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids, it needs," Heller said. "Eating vegetables, whole grains, fruits, legumes, nuts and oils like olive oil, and exercising appears to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementias, as well as many chronic diseases."

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Learn more about omega-3 fatty acids and your health from the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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