Omega-3 may improve brain function

Healthy young adults could boost their cognitive function and working memory by increasing their intake of omega-3 fatty acids, new research has found.

The study looked at healthy young men and women between 18 and 25 from all ethnicities to boost their omega-3 intake with supplements for six months. Participants were monitored monthly with blood sample analysed and a working memory test.

During the last stage of monitoring, the improved working memory of was revealed. However, imaging studies were unable to clarify the mechanisms by which it enhances working memory. This unanswered question may pave the way for future research.

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