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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Omega-3s Good For The Heart, But What About The Brain?

There's a growing body of evidence that eating fish is more beneficial than taking Omega-3 supplements. (jcoterhals/Flickr)

There’s a growing body of evidence that eating fish is more beneficial than taking Omega-3 supplements. (jcoterhals/Flickr)

Contrary to earlier studies, new research suggests that Omega-3 fatty acids may not stave off cognitive decline.

NPR’s Allison Aubrey joins Here & Now to look at why this is hard to pin down, and talk about the body of evidence that finds supplements may not be as effective as eating fish, in protecting the brain.

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