Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Algal DHA Omega-3 Improved Memory and Learning


The Memory Improvement with Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Study (MIDAS) published online this week showed that algal DHA improved memory function in healthy aging adults, providing a benefit roughly equivalent to having the learning and memory skills of someone three years younger.

MIDAS is the first large, randomized and placebo-controlled study demonstrating the benefits of algal DHA in maintaining and improving brain health in older adults. The goal of MIDAS was to evaluate the effects of algal DHA on cognitive outcomes in healthy elderly people with a mild memory complaint. The study was funded by Martek Biosciences.

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