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Baked or broiled fish ‘can benefit brain health’

5th August 2014

Eating baked or broiled fish can bolster brain health, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

The team analysed data from 260 people who provided information on their dietary intake, had high-resolution brain MRI scans, and were cognitively normal at two time points during their participation in the ten-year Cardiovascular Health Study.

People who ate baked or broiled fish at least once a week were shown to have greater grey matter brain volumes in areas of the brain responsible for memory and cognition, as well as being more likely to have a college education.

Moreover, no association was found between the brain differences and blood levels of omega-3 fatty acid levels. This adds to evidence that lifestyle factors, as well as biological changes, can contribute to mental health.

Senior investigator Dr James Becker, professor of psychiatry at the Pitt School of Medicine, said: "A confluence of lifestyle factors likely are responsible for better brain health, and this reserve might prevent or delay cognitive problems that can develop later in life."

Numerous previous studies have already shown that fish oil supplements can play a role in cognitive decline and improving memory function, among other benefits.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801740156-ADNFCR

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