Fish is rated high on the heart-healthy diet of many nutritionists. Their point has gained more ground now, since studies have revealed that certain fish, human breast milk, and algae contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for the brain and may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers are now involved in conducting a clinical trial to test if the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can inhibit the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Primarily, the studies are trying to evaluate if consuming DHA for a long period can slow down both cognitive and functional decline in patients suffering from mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.
The study is conducted by Sun Health Research Institute and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, supported by the National Institute on Aging, and is currently seeking participants.