Omega-3 fatty acids may not boost cognitive ability in older women

09/25/2013 | USA Today

Older women with high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were no more likely to have better memory and thinking skills than those with low levels, according to data on 2,157 women aged 65 to 80 who participated in Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy studies. However, the study in the journal Neurology found that high concentrations of omega-3s in the blood were associated with slightly improved fine motor speed and verbal fluency.

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