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Fish Oil Pills: No Help Against Mental Decline

Posted on 06/14/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you’ve been buying omega-3 fish oil pills to help prevent mental decline as you age, save your money. Better yet, use that money to buy real fish. A new analysis of fish oil research finds that omega-3 fatty acid capsules don’t provide any protection against declines in thinking and memory skills among older adults. As Reuters reports, the theory has been that because the brain is rich in the type of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish oil, adding …

Who’re You Calling Slow? Older Brains Can Match Young Ones, Study Says

Posted on 12/29/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAre older brains slower to make decisions? Yes, but they’re just as accurate as young  brains — even up to ages 85 and 90, new research finds. “Many people think that it is just natural for older people’s brains to slow down as they age, but we’re finding that isn’t always true,”  Roger Ratcliff, professor of psychology at Ohio State University, said in a press release. “At least in some situations, 70-year-olds may have response times similar to those of …