Omega-3: the Super Supplement or Scam?
Found in foods like fish and nuts, omega-3 fatty acids are known to be nutritional force to be reckoned with.
This super supplement is a brain-booster in the realms of anti-aging as well as lowering risk of dementia according to many studies.
However, the Neurology journal seems to think otherwise.
"Our study was observational and should not be viewed as a definitive answer on the relationship between omega-3s and cognitive function," said lead study author Eric Ammann.
The observation analyzed 2,157 women ages 60-80 with normal cognition and hormone therapy. After following the group for almost six years, the results showed participants' omega-3 activity, DHA and EPA.
Comparing numbers to factors such as motor speed, spatial ability, and memory, those who took omega-3 supplements did not seem to have better cognition over those who did not take omega-3.
While far more research is needed before a definitive result is made, do you think omega-3 carries the anti-aging potential that some wish to believe?