BAW & Memory Improvement Research

This week is Brain Awareness Week (BAW), a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. We see it as a great opportunity to share information about a memory study that shows promise in helping the boomer demographic improve their memory.

In 2010, the Memory Improvement with Docosahexaenoic Acid Study (MIDAS) published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association reported that healthy adults 55 years of age and older who had mild memory complaints were given 900 mg of algal DHA omega-3 for six months demonstrated enhanced memory and learning skills compared to those taking a placebo. The group taking the algal DHA omega-3 supplements had double the reduction in the number of learning and episodic memory errors compared to the placebo – pretty exciting stuff!

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of DHA and EPA omega-3s visit the Fats of Life – a science-based website focused on the health effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids.  You can sign up to receive its free quarterly newsletter to stay up-to-date on research in the field.

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