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:3/29/2015)... The Claudia Cohen Research Foundation and ... that Dr. Beth Y. Karlan has been selected as ... Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Researcher. The $50,000 prize is ... Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer in Chicago. , Dr. ... at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and Director ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... 2015 Final Cut Pro X ... Pixel Film Studios, entitled TranSports. , “TranSports is ... Final Cut Pro X,” said Christiana Austin, CEO of ... needed to effortlessly transition using this cool sports transition ... and uniquely styled transition pack for Final Cut Pro ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... 2015 Could genetic code determine someone’s ... study by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan ... support of the Coffee and Caffeine Genetics Consortium and ... past fall, the study—one of several recent HSPH investigations ... from more than 120,000 regular coffee drinkers of European ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... The California-based leading wig brand UniWigs has prepared a ... during the Easter Holidays from today until April 6th. ... Fools’ Day. , As the winter fades and spring ... Festival, with religious origins to countries in Europe and ... The best wig provider, UniWigs, would like to offer ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Pitching speed, player’s height, and pitching for multiple ... injuries, according to new research released today at the American ... , “Our findings indicate that a 10 inch increase in ... a history of injury, a 10 mile per hour increase ... a history of injury, and playing for more than one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Beth Y. Karlan Named Recipient of the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher 2015 2Health News:Dr. Beth Y. Karlan Named Recipient of the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher 2015 3Health News:Dr. Beth Y. Karlan Named Recipient of the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher 2015 4Health News:Introducing TranSports for Final Cut Pro X Users from Pixel Film Studios 2Health News:How Coffee Habits Relate to Our Genetic Code and Enhancing the Caffeine Experience 2Health News:How Coffee Habits Relate to Our Genetic Code and Enhancing the Caffeine Experience 3Health News:UniWigs Is Sending Out Mysterious Gifts During the Easter Holidays 2Health News:Researchers Highlight Shoulder and Elbow Injury Possibility in Youth Players 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 As of February, InControl ... devices for women. "Shipping thousands of ... part is the hundreds of letters, emails and ... have been positively impacted by our technology," said ... InControl recently released Apex, an over-the-counter solution ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015  RXi Pharmaceuticals ... MirImmune LLC, today announced that they have ... RXi,s novel and proprietary sd-rxRNA® technology for ... The collaboration has the potential to result ... cancer treatments that could be a significant ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... YORK , March 27, 2015  Delcath ... pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on oncology ... and metastatic liver cancers, announces the reporting of ... Company,s Melphalan Hydrochloride for Injection with the Delcath ... a poster presentation at the Society of Surgical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:InControl Medical Surpasses 40,000 Shipments Of Incontinence Devices For Women 2RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 2RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 3RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 4RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 5Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 2Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 3Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 4Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 5
Cached News: