Omega-3s Are Good For Your Brain, If You’re A Monkey

February 24, 2014 7:46 am 1 comment

images 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.

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  • It always strikes me that research done with monkeys is in any way relevant to us humans, I can’t believe how similarities there are in our DNA structures!
    Anyway, I found it kind of scary the way omega 3 became the most popular supplement – but there should be more warnings regarding this, for excess amounts of omega three can bring lots of negative effects, such as prostate cancer, colitis and immune alteration!
    Thanks for sharing this anyway, it’s always good to see results from actual research!

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