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Consumption of fish and n-3 fatty acids and risk of incident Alzheimer disease. M. Morris et al. Arch Neurol, vol 60, pp. 940-946 (2003)

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Consumption of fish and n-3 fatty acids and risk of incident Alzheimer disease. M. Morris et al. Arch Neurol, vol 60, pp. 940-946 (2003)

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815 people, aged 65 to 94 years, who were initially unaffected by Alzheimer's Disease were followed for 2.3 years.

A total of 131 participants developed Alzheimer's disease over this time. Those who consumed fish once per week or more had 60% less risk of Alzheimer's Disease compared with those who rarely or never ate fish. Total intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer Disease, as was intake of DHA. EPA was not associated with Alzheimer disease. 

M C Morris et al, 'Consumption of Fish and n-3 Fatty Acids and Risk of Incident Alzheimer Disease' Arch Neurol. vol 60:940-946, 2003

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