Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?
|Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?||Darrell Miller||02/05/17|
February 05, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?
Ever since recent studies uncovered that patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids and DHA, the question has been whether supplementing our diets with these nutrients will help fend off cognitive diseases. What really needs to happen are long term studies where the same patients are tested throughout the study to find out if the cognitive decline or nutritional deficiency comes first. Some more recent studies have shown that lower levels of DHA correlates to smaller brain size. So the question is, should we be supplementing with DHA to hold off cognitive decline?
- Omega 3's aid in brain function
- Low levels of DHA can cause lower brain function
- DHA can improve red blood count
""While normal aging results in overall brain shrinkage, having lower long chain Omega 3's may signal increased risk"."