People who have a fairly high content omega 3in the blood, brain mass lasts longer and aging processes occur more slowly. American scientists report that the use of fish oil effectively protects against manifestations in adulthood Alzheimer's disease. The other day, the findings that scientists obtained in the course of a new study were published on the pages of the journal Neurology.
If a person's brain volume decreases, then this process leads to the development of Alzheimer's disease and activation of the aging process of the body. Specialists report that a large amount of omega-3 in the body can increase the volume of the brain in the elderly. Thus, a person receives one or two years of brain health, scientists from the USA assure.
It has been proven that omega-3 fats are the most preferred source of fatty acids for the body. First of all, omega-3s have an effective anti-inflammatory effect, which helps prevent the development of a number of diseases, in particular heart diseases and oncological pathologies. People with a high omega-3 content are more pronounced insulin sensitivity, since positive changes occur in the structure of cell membranes.
The study, which made it possible to talk about such findings, was conducted with the participation of 1111 women who underwent MRI. Eight years after the start of the study, the women who took part in it were already 78 years old. Specialists conducted new MRI studies to determine the state of the brain and its volume. According to the results, in those women whose body had a high level of omega-3s, the total brain volume was larger. At the same time, the brain was about two years younger.
To slow down the decrease in brain volumes and, accordingly, prevent Alzheimer's disease, experts advise to adhere to certain principles in organizing daily nutrition or periodically use special supplements that should be taken from time to time. Omega-3s are found in large quantities in walnut oil and linseed oil, in green leafy vegetables, and in soybeans. Omega-3s are also rich in fatty fish. It is recommended to eat fish dishes at least twice a week. Moreover, at least once a week it should be a dish of oily fish - mackerel, sardines, herring.
Previously, scientists conducted many studies, the results of which showed the pronounced benefits of fatty acids for the body. In particular, there is confirmed evidence that omega-3 acids reduce the likelihood of developing a heart attack, reducing blood fat. As a result, the risk is reduced. thrombosis and heart rhythm blocking. In addition, omega-3 acids stimulate the regeneration and development of nerve cells and stop the inflammatory processes in the brain. In people who regularly include omega-3 foods in their diets, healthier blood vessels, heart, skin, and hair.