If you’ve had a parent or grandparent who suffered dementia, you’ve no doubt wondered, “Is that my future?”
Studies confirm that Alzheimer’s disease can run in families. The more blood relatives you have with dementia… The more likely you are to get it.
Scientists have isolated a gene variant called APOE-e4. About a quarter of the population one copy of it. This raises their Alzheimer’s risk by 400%.1
That’s a scary number. But there is hope.
A new study shows that eating one or more servings of seafood a week can protect people with a family history of Alzheimer’s.
That’s what researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found. The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published their study2
Scientists don’t know exactly why fish lowers Alzheimer’s risk in people with a genetic predisposition to the disease. But they believe it is due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids. “These play an important role in brain cells,” said Professor Edeltraut Kroger of the Universite Laval in Quebec City, Canada. She co-wrote an editorial that accompanied the study.
The scientists found the brain benefits of eating fish are so powerful, they outweigh the potential harm from species that contain mercury.3
Still, you’re much better off avoiding fish that are high in toxins, such as mercury.
This means staying away from swordfish, king mackerel, orange roughy, shark, tilefish, bluefin and bigeye tuna, and any farm-raised varieties.
Instead, choose seafood with the biggest brain benefit. This means species with the most omega-3 content and least mercury:4
- Wild-caught salmon
- Rainbow trout
- Atlantic mackerel
Like many nutrients, you’re much better off getting omega-3s through your food than in a pill. In fact, the study found that omega-3 fish oil supplements did not protect against Alzheimer’s.
If dementia runs in your family, your genetics don’t have to determine your future. Eat plenty of fish. Make sure it’s the right kind… And you’ll increase your chances of staying sharp well into old age.
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In Good Health,
Publisher, INH Health Watch