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'Eating oily fish cuts Alzheimer's risk'

Eating oily fish ‘can cut chance of developing Alzheimer’s by a third’ report The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.

Eating oily fish ‘can cut chance of developing Alzheimer's by a third' report The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.

THE SOURCE: A diet high in omega-3 can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's by 35% according to a French study published in the journal, Neurology. Researchers from the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux found that regular consumption of fish reduced the risk of Alzheimer's by a third in people who did not have a known genetic predisposition.

They also found a diet rich in ometa-3 oils reduced dementia risk by 60% and that regular consumption of fruit and vegetables cut it by 30%. The findings were based on 8,085 people over 65 without dementia questioned about their diets every two years for at least four years.

EXPERT VIEW: Nicolle Appleton, research nurse with as special interest in nutrition at the Research Institute for the Care of Elderly, London said: ‘I welcome this research and find it encouraging that the study was so large and the effect on Alzheimer's so significant, but people need to realise eating fish isn't a miracle cure.

Studies - and my gut instinct - show that a healthy lifestyle, drinking in moderation, taking exercise and eating the right kind of fats from an early age, could help ward off these diseases that we are yet to find a cure for.'

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