Navigation Links
DHA improves memory and cognitive function in older adults
Date:11/8/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 8, 2010 A study published in the November edition of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association suggests that taking docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve memory and learning in older adults with mild cognitive impairments. This is promising news for many aging Americans who are searching for options to maintain memory and support overall cognitive health.

The "Memory Improvement with Docosahexaenoic Acid Study" (MIDAS) was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effects of DHAthe principle omega-3 fatty acid in the brainon improving cognitive functions in healthy older adults with age-related cognitive decline. The study found that DHA taken for six months improved memory and learning in healthy, older adults with mild memory complaints.

"The results of this study are very encouraging for those consumers concerned about maintaining memory. We know that lower DHA levels are associated with cognitive decline in healthy elderly and Alzheimer's patients, and higher DHA levels help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease," said Duffy MacKay, N.D., vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). "Memory loss, dementia and the development of Alzheimer's disease are prominent health concerns for older individuals. The more we learn about the valuable role DHA plays in supporting brain function, the more options aging Americans have towards managing cognitive decline."

These findings underscore the importance of early DHA intervention. While the MIDAS study focused on a population of healthy adults with age-associated memory impairment, a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), conducted in a population that had previously been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, did not indicate DHA provided a statistically significant benefit to cognitive function. T
'/>"/>

Contact: Erin Hlasney
ehlasney@crnusa.org
202-204-7684
Council for Responsible Nutrition
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study improves accuracy of models for predicting ozone levels in urban areas
2. Erlotinib improves progression-free survival as first-line therapy in advanced lung cancer
3. Vitamin C rapidly improves emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, say LDI researchers
4. NASA satellite improves pollution monitoring
5. New technique improves efficiency of biofuel production
6. Hormone spray improves male sensitivity
7. TU Delft improves production of chemicals from wood waste
8. New method improves eating skills of dementia patients
9. First evidence that blueberry juice improves memory in older adults
10. Study shows that delivering stem cells improves repair of major bone injuries in rats
11. Solar-powered irrigation significantly improves diet and income in rural sub-Saharan Africa
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2014)... used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance ... structure of molecules, but such efforts have long been ... of a specific molecule and often in ordered and ... but impossible to peer into the structure of most ... soon be a thing of the past. , ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... researchers have published soil organic carbon sequestration rates. ... organic carbon can be sequestered by simply switching from ... there is a growing body of research with evidence ... cover crops, small grains, and forages may not be ... , "Some studies have shown that both moldboard and ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... as they,re planted may be good news for a garden. ... wild, a plant whose seeds sprouted at the first ,warm ... an insurance policy against late frosts or unexpected dry spells, ... Plants whose seeds put off sprouting until conditions are ... team of researchers working at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):MRI, on a molecular scale 2MRI, on a molecular scale 3Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates 2Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates 3Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates 4Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species 2
... for Cancer Research recognizes the first anniversary of the ... signed into law by President Obama on June 22, ... Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the marketing, advertising and ... today include restrictions on youth access to tobacco products, ...
... why a baby,s brain is particularly flexible and why ... learn a lot? A group of researchers from the ... Dynamics and Self-Organization in Gttingen, the Schiller University in ... a new explanation: Maybe it is because the brain ...
... of our ancestors and ape cousins may suggest that humans are ... new study has found the opposite is true, with major implications ... findings suggest that early modern humans did not necessarily need to ... nuts - and perhaps less tough foods such as meat - ...
Cached Biology News:AACR recognizes 1-year anniversary of tobacco law 2Growing brain is particularly flexible 2Humans have a mighty bite 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... The Pittcon Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that Innovative ... e-Journal and producer of Food Labs Conference , ... the co-location of Food Labs Conference to be held in ... fee to attend the two-day Food Lab Conference, March 4-5. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... ­ RedBrick Health , a fast-growing leader in ... that EmblemHealth , the New York ... providing the RedBrick Compass health assessment, combined with the ... its members. EmblemHealth is among the first health plans ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... The Microcompetition with Foreign DNA theory explains how ... latent viruses is the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), and one ... is a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys the body’s joints. ... patients have high concentrations of EBV DNA in their bodies ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") ... with R-Pharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical company, to develop ... Russian Federation , Turkey ... (CIS). Nemonoxacin is a novel antibiotic for the treatment of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pittcon Announces Second Year Partnership With Food Safety Tech 2Pittcon Announces Second Year Partnership With Food Safety Tech 3EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4
... equipment market is poised to exceed $539 million by 2012. Consumables, ... lucrative areas that are expected to drive the industry,s growth in ... ... November 10, 2008 -- Economic trends, mergers & acquisitions in the ...
... new type of small-scale electric power generator able to ... of zinc oxide wires encapsulated in a flexible plastic ... new "flexible charge pump" generator is the fourth generation ... the piezoelectric properties of zinc oxide structures to harvest ...
... Mo., Nov. 7 In refusing to a ... removal and replacement of its,current directors, management of ... developer and manufacturer of diagnostic products whose,American Depository ... that the preservation of their jobs and positions ...
Cached Biology Technology:Calorimeters and Thermal Analysis Equipment Market to Exceed $539 Million by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts 2Calorimeters and Thermal Analysis Equipment Market to Exceed $539 Million by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts 3New small-scale generator produces alternating current by stretching zinc oxide wires 2New small-scale generator produces alternating current by stretching zinc oxide wires 3Trinity Biotech Management Refuses to Honor Call for a Special Meeting of Shareholders 2Trinity Biotech Management Refuses to Honor Call for a Special Meeting of Shareholders 3
... Automated instrument designed to hold up to 6 ... robust and easy to use design ensures that ... regular cyclic stretching or compression. This unit allows ... the strain to produce 64 unique strain settings. ...
... Cell Lab Quantas unique combination of ... population resolution capabilities and accurate cell ... excitation wavelengths, including UV, allowing flexible ... multi-color applications typically only achievable with ...
... FC 500 Series is a ... the most advanced technologies available. ... flexible testing, powerful software and ... help researchers optimize their overall ...
... g monoclonal antibody irreversibly crosslinked to protein ... of PDH complex from heart mitochondria. Also ... mitochondria for control immunocapture. ,The pyruvate dehydrogenase ... PDH from small amounts of tissue. This ...
Biology Products: