Omega-3s improve brain function
Oxidative stress levels decline with high EPA and DHA levels
by Newsletter Editor
Doctors said there is a link between oxidized lipids and impaired cognitive function. In this study, researchers compared 67 people with mild cognitive impairment to 134 healthy people. Mild cognitive impairment occurs as memory, language, thinking, and judgment decline faster than in normal aging.
Those with mild cognitive impairment had significantly higher levels of oxidized lipids compared to healthy people. Doctors said DHA may stimulate antioxidant enzymes that help decrease oxidative stress and, in an important new finding, as DHA and EPA levels increased, oxidative stress levels declined.