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Cognitive performance among the elderly and dietary fish intake: the Hordaland Health Study, Nurk E et al., Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Nov;86(5):1470-8

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Cognitive performance among the elderly and dietary fish intake: the Hordaland Health Study, Nurk E et al., Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Nov;86(5):1470-8

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This study examined the relationship between consumption of seafood products and cognitive performance in 2031 elderly Norwegians. The researchers report those eating at least 10 grams of fish a day performed significantly better in tests for cognitive performance than people who ate less than 10 grams of fish and fish products. The best test scores occurred in those who consumed the most fish and fish products - about 75 grams per day. Interestingly, there was no significant difference between the consumption of lean or fatty fish, suggesting that the effects were due to something other than omega-3 fatty acids.

Nurk E et al., 'Cognitive performance among the elderly and dietary fish intake: the Hordaland Health Study', Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Nov;86(5):1470-8

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