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Eating fish may help protect the brain

Studies show there may be a link between brain health, cardiovascular health and eating foods, such as brisling sardines, that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

(NAPS)—A new and large-scale study says that enjoying a diet that includes fish and other foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids can be a bright idea. That’s because re-search indicates these fatty acids can help to protect the brain against the effects of aging.

Dr. Zaldy Tan, a re-searcher at UCLA and the lead author of a study on the effects of omega-3s on cognitive functions, said that even after controlling for participants’ age, gender, education, body mass index and smoking, “The relationship was still there.”

Tan and others believe fish oil provides the greatest concentration of dietary omega-3 fatty acids. The types of fish that provide the highest concentration of the fatty acids are mackerel, lake trout, herring and sardines, such as the type sold under the King Oscar brand.

Dr. Brian Appleby of the Cleveland Clinic thinks the findings provide an important link be-tween brain health and cardiovascular health.

To learn more, visit www.kingoscar.com.

 

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