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Omega-3s Improve Cognitive Performance & Delay Onset of Cardiometabolic Disorders

Well, it's December 21, 2012... this could be the last Know Guff post you read...well, at least until next week.

A recently published randomized, controlled, cross-over study involving 40 healthy adults, ages 51-72 years old, found that omega-3 fatty acids improved cognitive function and lowered cardiometabolic risk factors after 5 weeks of supplementation. Subjects received either 3g daily fish oil or placebo for 5 weeks, separated by a 5 week washout period.

Results showed subjects performed better on working memory tests and had lowered blood pressure and plasma triacylglyceride levels with omega-3 compared to placebo. Systolic blood pressure, f-glucose, and s-TNF-alpha, were inversely related to the performance in cognitive tests. These results suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may improve cognitive performance in healthy subjects after only five weeks and may help prevent or delay onset of metabolic disorders and the associated cognitive decline.

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Source: Effects of supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on cognitive performance and cardiometabolic risk markers in healthy 51 to 72 years old subjects: a randomized controlled cross-over study

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  1. Hey an informative blog and also good to know about the omega 3 fatty acids and its consequent effects on the body!!! also came to know certain facts regarding the omega 3 fatty acids!!

  2. Its really a Great article! I would love to to add Omega-3 to my supplement list.Hope it will give positive results.


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