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Omega-3s not useful against cognitive decline in elderly


According to large-scale study conducted by the US National Institute of Health (NIH), taking omega-3 supplements cannot delay the cognitive decline in elderly people.


The five-year study enrolled over 4000 elderly individuals.


The present study contradicted the popular belief about the omega-3 supplements benefits in curbing cognitive decline. However, the supplement may be beneficial for brain, eye and heart health.


The study subjects were given omega-3 supplements or Lutein and Zeaxanthin or a placebo pill. In each group, the cognition scores have decreased to a similar extent over time, disregard of the intervention, the researchers said.

The study results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

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