Fish Oil doesn’t boost mental performance

Boosting Mental Performance With Fish Oil?

As is typical with studies done with alternative meds, you must careful pick out the facts from the deftly spinning press notice.

A particular fish oil (omega-3) supplement has been shown to improve blood flow to the brain during mental activity and to impact on certain aspects of mental performance in young adults, according to research from Northumbria University.

But here is the study’s actual result:

Contrary to popular belief, these results suggest that taking omega-3 or fish oil supplements may not have an immediate or measureable impact on mental performance in healthy young adults.

Source: Science Daily

Yep. Fish oil DIDN’T work. But, it MAY help your brain later in life. Also a staple in these reports: more research needed.

  2 comments for “Fish Oil doesn’t boost mental performance

  1. Clint
    October 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    You did not state who did these studies with fish oil?

    • idoubtit
      October 30, 2011 at 12:25 PM

      I don’t write the main articles. Our purpose to to link to an original source where you can find further information. The link to the Science Daily release is at the top of the post to find out more about the study.

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