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Omega-3 fatty acids, and in particular DHA, are associated with increased attention scores in adolescents – Neuroscience News

Summary: DHA consumption was associated with better selective and sustained attention capacity in adolescents, while ALA reduced impulsive behaviors. Source: ISGLOBAL Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is associated with greater selective and sustained attention span in adolescents, while alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is associated with lower impulsivity, according to a study co-led by ISGlobal, a center supported by …

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Shown above are the frailty scores of US adults over 50 who took once-daily omega-3 fatty acid supplements (yellow dot) and no supplement (blue dot) for the five-year study .  It shows that there is no difference in the levels of frailty (indicated by the Y axis) between the groups, which means that the pills did not reduce the risk of developing frailty

Supplements are NOT elixirs of youth: vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids are NOT useful for frailty

Taking vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acid pills every day won’t prevent older people from suffering from inflammation and becoming frail, a study has found. Scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts, behind the five-year-old research, urged Americans over 50 to ditch ‘unnecessary’ pills on Tuesday and focus on exercise and diet instead Mediterranean to …

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