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Eating fish every day keeps dementia away

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish reportedly reduce the build-up of harmful plaques in the brain


 

People who eat fish nearly every day were found 20 per cent less likely to develop dementia than those who ate fish a few days a week. In the largest-ever study of its kind conducted in Asia and Latin America, those aged 65 and older showed a decreased risk of dementia with the more fish they ate. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish reportedly reduce the build-up of harmful plaques in the brain that are responsible for dementia. “Exactly the opposite is true for meat,” says Dr. Emiliano Albanese, senior author of the study. “The more meat you eat, the more likely you are to have dementia.”

The New York Times


 
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