Omega Fatty Acids: Help or Hype?

Omega Health Benefits

There have been numerous studies linking consumption of omega fatty acids to health benefits including improved cognition i.e., omega = brain food!

A study published last week in JAMA showed that omega did not improve rate of cognitive decline. But in close review the dose of omega – in this case DHA – was 350 mg, too small of a dose to see benefit. Meaning that this study did not refute that high dose omega does not have a benefit.

The current recommended dose of omega is 1000-4000 mg daily depending on indication. Remember to talk to your doctor about possible side effects and interactions!

Omega Fatty Acids: Help or Hype? – Health Tip of the Day, September 15, 2015.

Dr. Adrienne Youdim MD FACP
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Adrienne Youdim

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