Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 49 percent – Heilpraxis

Omega-3 fatty acids may cut Alzheimer’s risk in half

A variety of beneficial health effects have been attributed to omega-3 fatty acids. According to the latest research results, omega-3 fatty acid can Docosahexaenoic acid even the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in up to 49 percent to reduce.

In a recent study involving experts from boston university investigated the relationship between docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) status in red blood cells and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The results can be read in the specialized magazine “Nutrients”.

The study included 1490 participants

In the prospective observational study, which was carried out as part of the Framingham Offspring Cohort was generally carried out 1,490 peoplewho were initially free of dementia. Participants were ≥65 years of age.

Research objectives

Experts focused on the connection between Docosahexaenoic acid in red blood cells and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. At the same time, the team also investigated a possible interaction in people who carry the APOE-ε4 gene.

49 percent lower risk of Alzheimer’s with high levels of DHA

It turned out that people with a higher levels of DHA in the blood a um 49 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s than in people with low levels of docosahexaenoic acid.

Protection against Alzheimer’s by dietary docosahexaenoic acid

This result suggests that an additional supply of Dietary Omega-3 DHAspecially in ApoE4 gene carriers, could delay the development of Alzheimer’s disease, experts report. The ApoE4 gene is known to roughly double the susceptibility to developing Alzheimer’s disease.

A simple method to protect yourself from Alzheimer’s, which is based on consumption of certain foods Constructions could help the health system huge cost savingsresearchers continue.

Similar results were found in the parents of the participants.

study author dr William S. Harris reported in a press release that 15 years ago similar results in the parents of the subjects were determined, which were now the focus of the investigation.

At that time it turned out that participants in the top quartile of the so-called Phosphatidylcholine-DHA plasma a meaningful order 47 percent lower risk of developing dementia exhibited that was the case with individuals with lower values dr harris.

According to Dr. Harris the link between DHA and dementia. (What)

Author and source of information

This text complies with the requirements of the specialized medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been reviewed by medical professionals.


  • Aleix Sala-Vila, Claudia L Satizabal, Nathan Tintle, Debora Melo van Lent, Ramachandran S Vasan et al. Red blood cell DHA is inversely associated with risk of incident Alzheimer’s disease and all-cause dementia: an offspring study of Framingham; in: Nutrients (published on 06.09.2022), Nutrients
  • Wright On Marketing & Communications: Study Shows People With High Levels of Omega-3 DHA in Their Blood Have a 49% Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s (Published 06/09/2022), Wright On Marketing & Communications

Important note:
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot replace a visit to the doctor.


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