Adult Seafood Lovers May Have Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

Released: 2/10/2016

For those in their late 80s, a study has found the brain-protecting benefits of eating fish outweigh any potential harms from mercury, according to an observational brain study conducted in Chicago. The study involved 286 people in that age group, who had previously completed a questionnaire about diet, particularly focusing on seafood consumption per week

Lead author Martha Clare Morris of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, said: “We had a unique opportunity to look at seafood consumption and relate it to brain health.”

Dr. Laura Phipps at Alzheimer’s Research UK added, ”The omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish are an important part of a balanced diet, and previous studies suggest they could play an important role in keeping the brain healthy.”