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:4/20/2015)... The announcement comes as demand for fire vault ... Ireland,s foremost records management company, has secured ... impressive track record of clients within the first 12 months, ... sector in Dubai . As a result, ... a further eight staff members at its Irish headquarters. The ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... NEW YORK , April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Fast IDentity Online (FIDO ® ) Alliance tm ... standards-based specifications. FIDO members commit to share technology ... authentication methods that are interoperable, more secure and ... specifications enable biometric identity verification that protects sensitive ...
(Date:4/13/2015)... April 13, 2015 According ... "Global Biometrics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020", the global ... of around 14% till 2020. The biometrics market ... scale implementation and review of biometric management systems. ... new products with greater efficiency, are resulting in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 2Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 3HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3Global Biometrics Market to Cross US$ 21 Billion by 2020: TechSci Research 2
... follows form" might have been written to describe proteins, ... nature,s workhorse biomolecules enables each to carry out its ... X-ray protein crystallography, in which a beam of x-rays ... protein,s atoms, creating a diffraction pattern of dots that ...
... prescribed drugs for the treatment of heart failure are beta-blockers ... the heart,s workload. The drugs were thought to produce those ... study led by scientists at Temple University School of Medicine, ... counteracting the effects of an enzyme known as GRK2. The ...
... Nov. 5, 2013  The AVS has selected its major award ... to encourage excellence in research and innovation in technical areas ... award winners: Medard W. Welch Award— Dr. ... Barbara, "For seminal contributions to the theory of heterojunctions and ...
Cached Biology News:Bringing out the best in X-ray crystallography data 2Temple researchers uncover clues to how existing heart drugs work 2AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2013 2AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2013 3AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2013 4AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2013 5AVS Announces Its Major Award Winners of 2013 6
(Date:5/5/2015)... 2015 Exotic Automation & ... the launch of http://www.cng.exoticautomation.com , an ecommerce ... convenient way to purchase genuine OEM replacement CNG, ... , The new website provides owners of fleets ... access to high performance products for their vehicle ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 4, 2015 Many of us ... for certain infants with rare, inherited mutations of ... consequences of their impaired immune responses. ... identified an important role for calcium signaling in ... tuberculosis, the bacterium causing tuberculosis (TB). ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... TEL AVIV, Israel , May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for ... U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The annual report ... for the development of antibodies in the area of ... antibodies with superior qualities of high specificity and binding ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 Genedata, a leading provider ... life science research, today announced the release of ... of its enterprise solution for biologics R&D. This ... efficient discovery and development of novel biotherapeutics. Version ... address protein optimization and developability requirements. Genedata will ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Exotic Automation & Supply Launches Ecommerce Website 2Researchers Discover A Novel And Unexpected Role For Calcium In Controlling Inflammation During Chronic Lung Infection 2Researchers Discover A Novel And Unexpected Role For Calcium In Controlling Inflammation During Chronic Lung Infection 3Tikcro Technologies Files Annual Report on Form 20-F for the Year Ended December 31, 2014 2Genedata Biologics 5.0 – Antibody Engineering and Developability Assessment Advances 2Genedata Biologics 5.0 – Antibody Engineering and Developability Assessment Advances 3Genedata Biologics 5.0 – Antibody Engineering and Developability Assessment Advances 4
... Web-based reporting credited with state's top healthcare ranking , , ... the state's web-based quality reporting system with the state's top ... Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. , ,The ... quality score among all 50 states based on 129 measures ...
... company secrets. He thinks business meetings can be toxic as ... to improve the flow of communication, and he thinks employees ... , ,There is a method to Jason Fried's ... the recent Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference in Milwaukee. , ,The founder ...
... - Using innovation to grow the top line will be ... 7:30 to 9 a.m., at the Butte des Morts Country ... open to the public, will center on innovation and adding value ... by Todd Teske, executive vice president and chief operating officer of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Visions: Chicago software exec Jason Fried breaks (almost) all the rules 2Visions: Chicago software exec Jason Fried breaks (almost) all the rules 3
The VersArray hybridization chamber is used for manual (coverslip) hybridization of microarrays. The chamber accommodates 2 slides and is watertight to allow incubation of slides in a water bath. Dim...
5X StabilCoat Immunoassay Stabilizer is a 5X concentrate solution of StabilCoat Immunoassay Stabilizer. The shelf-life of 5X StabilCoat Immunoassay Stabilizer is 2 years when stored at 4C. Product ...
... solid. PROTECT FROM LIGHT. Useful in cell activation experiments ... ≥98% by TLC. Soluble in DMSO or EtOH. ... 10 mM stock in DMSO is recommended. Microliter amounts ... O with rapid mixing (e.g. 10 μl into 5 ...
Monoclonal antibodies conjugated with rhodamine...
Biology Products: