Will Eating More Fish Help to Reduce My Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Eating fish is great for the brain.

Eating fish is great for the brain.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) provides some positive news for people who like seafood: eating fish once a week may reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

The Study

Individuals who carry the APOE4 gene may be an increased risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (a fact that has been understood by scientists for years). However, those same gene carriers may be able to prevent the horrible condition by eating more fish. In a study of 286 autopsied brains, the brains of those who ate a seafood meal once or more per week had lower densities of the plaques associated with Alzheimer’s. In fact, these people has a 47 percent lower chance of having post-mortem Alzheimer’s.

Increase Your Seafood Intake

Eating seafood is associated with a number of other benefits too, not just brain health. Further, researchers believe that mercury concerns in seafood are not a threat for gaining individuals.

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