Omega 3 Protection Against Air Pollution

New Omega 3 Research

New research suggests that eating more than one servings per seven-day stretch of fish may allow older women to ingest enough omega-3 unsaturated fats to prevent the impacts of air contamination on the brain, as indicated by a study published today in the clinical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Moreover, the study by author Dr Ka Khe a professor of epidemiology and obstetrics and gynaecology at Columbia University said Omega-3 unsaturated fats have shown to battle inflammation and keep up brain structure in ageing cells also helps in reducing brain damage caused by neurotoxins like lead and mercury.

Food and Brain Connection

Furthermore, an experiment conducted by researchers scrutinizing white women over 70 living in areas with higher air contaminated levels. The highest amount of brain shrinkage detected in those having the lowest of omega 3 fatty acids in their blood. Interesting, researchers determined, on average how much fish the women consumed per week.  Estimating the measure of omega-3 unsaturated fats in their blood. They saw that women’s exposure to contamination depended on their residences. Lead author of the research Cheng Chen a postdoctoral scientist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center stated that a lot more research was required to ensure the results for a vast population.

Air Pollution Damaging Lungs

Similarly, air pollution particles are microscopic and can easily enter the lungs causing lung diseases. Highlighted by neurologist Dr Richard Isaacson. An Alzheimer’s specialist at New York, not included in the research. The brain’s white matter is a basic need for communication between the different parts of the brain’s grey matter. Loss of white matter causes disruption. An increase in omega 3 intake helps as an anti-inflammatory.  It also shields the white matter of the brain. Isaacson said, there’s no one pill answer to cognitive decline, however.


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