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Fish Diet Deters Alzheimer’s

Fish may help to protect the brain against the memory loss and cell damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease, scientists reported yesterday.

A study of mice carrying a human gene that causes Alzheimer’s disease suggests that a diet rich in an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA slows progression of the disorder in its later stages.

“This is the first proof that our diets affect how our brain cells communicate with each other under the duress of Alzheimer’s,” said Prof Greg Cole of the University of California, Los Angeles, senior author of the paper in the journal Neuron. “