MRI scans show that people who consume this seafood once a week -- in baked or broiled form -- preserve more gray matter than others
PROBLEM: More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, an incurable, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and cognitive skills. Can eating fish fight off this awful sickness?
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RESULTS: Participants who consumed baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis preserved more grey matter in areas at risk for Alzheimer's disease and exhibited higher levels of working memory. Interestingly, eating fried fish did not improve brain health.
CONCLUSION: People who eat baked or broiled fish every week may be reducing their risk of developing degenerative brain diseases.
SOURCE: The study, "Regular Fish Consumption Is Associated With Larger Gray Matter Volumes and Reduced Risk for Cognitive Decline in the Cardiovascular Health Study," was presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
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