Researchers Found The Effect Of Fatty Acids – Part 1 of 3
Researchers Found The Effect Of Fatty Acids. Omega-3 fatty acids – nutrients covet thought to be helpful for neurological health – can furious the usually impenetrable blood-brain barrier and make their way into the brain, a new study suggests Dec 2013. The finding could have implications for the use of omega-3s as a treatment for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, the Swedish researchers said. As published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm wanted to get the idea how far in the nervous system omega-3 fatty acids might travel.
And “Earlier populace studies indicated that omega-3s can protect against Alzheimer’s disease, which makes it interesting to study the effects of dietary supplements containing this group of fatty acids in patients who have already developed the disease,” swotting lead author Dr Yvonne Freund-Levi said in an institute news release. The researchers said fatty acids accumulate naturally in the central nervous pattern of the fetus during gestation, and “it has been assumed that these acids are continually replaced throughout life”. But whether this happens – and whether a person’s diet makes a difference – has been unknown.