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18 Feb 2014 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 backed for Alzheimer's disease potential

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids could help to prevent and even reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease by stimulating newly identified 'resolution pathways', according to research outlining an 'entirely new' approach to the condition.

The new study, published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia, demonstrates a new approach to dementia and Alzheimer's disease - suggesting that omega-3 fatty acid derivatives stimulate the uptake of amyloid-beta proteins that are suggested to kill brain cells and form Alzheimer's disease plaques.