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.

 
 
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