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Fish oils stave off alzheimers. Ma QL et al., J Neurosci. 2007 Dec 26;27(52):14299-307

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Fish oils stave off alzheimers. Ma QL et al., J Neurosci. 2007 Dec 26;27(52):14299-307

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Many Alzheimer's researchers have long touted omega-3 fish oil through diet or supplementation as an accessible and inexpensive "weapon" that may delay or prevent this debilitating disease. Now, UCLA scientists have confirmed that fish oil is indeed a deterrent against Alzheimer's and they have identified the reasons why. The researchers report that the omega-3 fatty acid DHA increases the production of a protein called LR11, levels of which are found to be reduced in Alzheimer's patients. A high level of LR11 prevents the hallmark beta-amyloid plaques from forming in the brain.

Ma QL et al, 'Omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid increases SorLA/LR11, a sorting protein with reduced expression in sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD): relevance to AD prevention.' J Neurosci. 2007 Dec 26;27(52):14299-307

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