Omega-3s Are Good For Your Brain, If You’re A Monkey
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine are convinced that eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may boost the development of complex brain networks– if you’re a monkey, but also if you’re a human. HealthDay reports that when the researchers used brain scans to examine the brains of older monkeys that were fed either a diet high in omega-3s or low in omega-3s for their entire lives, they found that the monkeys that lived on a diet rich in omega-3s had well-connected and organized nerve cell networks. The omega-3 animals also had better connections in brain networks that are similar to certain brain networks found in healthy people. Read more from HealthDay.