HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Omega-3 fatty acids may slow cognitive decline in some patients with very mild Alzheimer's disease

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may slow cognitive decline in some patients with very mild Alzheimer's disease, but do not appear to affect those with more advanced cases, according to results of a clinical trial published in the October issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Alzheimer's disease is a severely debilitating condition that affects thinking, learning and memory, beginning with declines in episodic memory (including memory about events in one's own life), according to background information in the article. Medications are available to treat the symptoms, but these drugs do not affect the underlying cause and progression of the disease. Several studies have shown that eating fish, which is high in omega-3 fatty acids, may protect against Alzheimer's disease, leading researchers to question whether supplements could have similar effects.

Yvonne Freund-Levi, M.D., Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues compared the effects of supplements containing two omega-3 fatty acids with placebo in 204 patients with Alzheimer's disease, 174 of whom completed the entire study. For six months, 89 patients (51 women and 38 men) took 1.7 grams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and .6 grams of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), while 85 patients (39 women and 46 men) took placebo. For an additional six months, both groups took the omega-3 fatty acids. Patients had physical examinations, which included blood tests and blood pressure measurement, and took cognitive tests at the beginning of the study and at the six- and 12-month marks.

After six months, there was no difference in the rate of cognitive decline between the two groups. However, among a subgroup of 32 patients with very mild cognitive impairment at the beginning of the study, those who took the fatty acids experienced less decline in six months compared with those who took placebo. Among those who took placebo during the first six months, de
'"/>

Contact: Jan Palmblad
jan.palmblad@ki.se
JAMA and Archives Journals
9-Oct-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Omega-3 fatty acids may slow down early Alzheimers in some cases
2. The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient
3. Omega-3 offers hope for new anti-breast cancer drugs
4. Can an omega-3 fatty acid slow the progression of Alzheimers disease?
5. Long-term effects of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
6. Researchers estimate significant fatty liver disease in children
7. UCLA study shows altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate
8. Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease have an increased risk of heart disease
9. Omega 3 fatty acids influence mood, impulsivity and personality, study indicates
10. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids unlikely to significantly reduce risk of cancer
11. Northwestern Memorial researchers aim to find answer to halting the progression of fatty liver

Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2014)... Increasing demand for diagnostic imaging ... surgeries has paved way for consequent increase in ... various types of cancers and cardiac diseases globally ... for these owing to their use in diagnosing ... market can also be attributed to advancements in ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Gone are the days when throngs of shoppers flood ... signifies the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Instead, shoppers ... the comfort of their homes or on the go, away ... to be an occasion with one of the fastest growing ... in revenue for online retailers according to Adobe Digital Index. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 With a redesign of ... Steven Meier has enhanced the user experience and ... prospective patients an online destination for orthopedic and sports ... present the new and improved version of the website. ... easier than ever for current and prospective patients to ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Sonru, the video interviewing specialist, has today announced the ... Marketing Officer, in addition to the formal opening of ... been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. He is joined ... Marketing Officer. , Mr Jones is a seasoned tech, ... roles with The Walt Disney Company and Adventis where ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 Medical suction ... 3.9 out of 5. This score represents steady growth ... three years to 2014 as a result of swelling ... suction machines, which are largely considered nondiscretionary. IBISWorld market ... process, buyers have some degree of flexibility, given the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Contrast Media Injectors Market To 2020 - Global Industry, Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecast To 2020 Research Report By Grand View Research, Inc. 2Health News:Contrast Media Injectors Market To 2020 - Global Industry, Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecast To 2020 Research Report By Grand View Research, Inc. 3Health News:2014 Best Friday Deals Revealed by Top10InAction 2Health News:Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steven Meier Announces Relaunch Of Practice Website 2Health News:Sonru Expansion continues with appointment of new executive team and opening of new London base 2Health News:Medical Suction & Vacuum Products Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 2Health News:Medical Suction & Vacuum Products Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 3Health News:Medical Suction & Vacuum Products Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 4
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 26, 2014 Investor-Edge has initiated ... VVUS ), Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP ), ... (NYSE: JNJ ), and Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ: ... be accessed at: http://investor-edge.com/register . On Tuesday, ... 0.07%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.02% lower, to ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... SHANGHAI , Nov. 26, 2014  CARsgen, a ... (CAR-T) cell immunotherapy to treat a variety of cancers, ... led by BVCF, a China -based ... an immunotherapy company focused on the development of new ... collaboration with Shanghai Cancer Institute and Shanghai Renji Hospital, ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... -- At the American Dental Association,s Annual Meeting in ... Group was honored to be part of the 2014 ... see and test the Best of Class winners and ... the latest developments in dental technology. This year, featured ... Caries Detection Device and Kerr Demi ™  Ultra ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 2Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 3Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 4Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 5CARsgen Completes Series A Financing 2KaVo Kerr Group Showcased in Pride Institute Technology Expo at ADA Annual Meeting 2KaVo Kerr Group Showcased in Pride Institute Technology Expo at ADA Annual Meeting 3
Cached News: