Omega-3′s to Help Alzheimer Patients

Omega-3s cross blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s patients


The blood-brain barrier protects the brain from harmful chemicals in the blood, but it also blocks drugs from reaching it. However, researchers have suggested that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can cross this barrier in Alzheimer’s patients, influencing markers for the disease and inflammation. Although the prevailing belief is that these fatty acids are repeatedly replaced throughout life, the team says little is known about how this happens and whether diet changes can impact transportation of these acids across the blood-brain barrier.


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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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