A new study from Columbia University Medical Center certainly isn’t the first to link omega-3 fatty acids with brain health, but it is the first human study to link them with lower blood levels of beta amyloid, the protein used to mark Alzheimer’s risk. The more omega-3s someone consumed, the lower their blood level of beta amyloid, the researchers found. That means a diet high in omega-3s could help stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. More
Topic: polyunsaturated fats
If you were thinking of hitting the gym today, don’t be swayed by a new report that claims women who exercise a lot hit menopause earlier.
According to a recent Japanese study that tracked over 3,100 premenopausal women for 10 years, those who exercised the most–meaning, 8 to 10 hours a week, were 17% more likely to start menopause than their less-active peers. In addition, females who ate a diet rich in polyunsaturated fats, which is found in fish and vegetable oils, were 15% more likely to reach menopause.