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DHA may slow progression of Alzheimer’s in a mouse model. K. N. Green, Journal of Neuroscience, 27(16):4385-4395, 2007

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DHA may slow progression of Alzheimer’s in a mouse model. K. N. Green, Journal of Neuroscience, 27(16):4385-4395, 2007

Details

In a study using mice which had been genetically altered to display characteristics of Alzheimer's Disease, DHA (from fish oil) reduced the accumulation of beta-amyloid and tau in their brains. Higher levels of beta-amyloid and tau in the brain is a sign of progression in Alzheimer's Disease, suggesting that DHA may have a role in  slowing the progress of the disease.

K N Green, ‘Dietary docosahexaenoic acid and docosapentaenoic acid ameliorate amyloid-beta and tau pathology via a mechanism involving presenilin 1’, Journal of Neuroscience, 27(16):4385-4395, 2007

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