NIH Study Finds No Evidence Omega-3 Supplements Fight Cognitive Decline

The New York Times (9/1, Rabin) “Well” blog reports that a study conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Health found no evidence that omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant supplements “stave off cognitive decline in older people.” Researchers recruited over 3,500 participants who were “randomly assigned…to take a lutein/zeaxanthin supplement, a supplement of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EHA), both or a placebo.”

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— “Supplements Don’t Fight Cognitive Decline, N.I.H. Study Says,” Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, August 31, 2015.

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