Yet another study confirms eating fish boosts brainpower

Toronto: An Omega-3 fatty acid called DHA in fish boosts our memory and brainpower, says a study.

Principal investigator Yves Sauve and his team from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry discovered lab models fed a high-DHA diet had 30 percent higher levels in the memory part known as the hippocampus, when compared to animal models on a regular, healthy diet.

An Indian waiter serves fish in Kolkata. AFP

"We wanted to find out how fish intake improves memory," Sauve, a medical researcher who works in the departments of physiology, ophthalmology and the Centre for Neuroscience, was quoted as saying in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.

"What we discovered is that memory cells in the hippocampus could communicate better with each other and better relay messages when DHA levels in that region of the brain were higher. This could explain why memory improves on a high-DHA diet."

Supplementing your diet with DHA, such as increasing fish intake or taking supplements, could prevent declining DHA levels in the brain as we age, said Sauve, according to an university statement.

IANS


Updated Date: Jun 29, 2012 16:55 PM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See

  • Omega-3 fatty acids boost working memory

  • Eating seafood meal once a week can help you stay sharp

  • Obese mothers bad for child's development