The power of older people affecting their mental
A study by the journal Neurology
Older people whose blood contains high levels of certain vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids have better mental and a better memory than eating foods with low nutritional value, according to a study published Wednesday, December 29, 2011.
The study published in the journal Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology also shows that older people consuming these vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids did not know to reduce the volume of their brain, a typical phenomenon observed in people with Alzheimer's.
This study, one of the first of its kind, specifically designed to measure blood levels of a wide range of nutrients instead of relying on the results of questionnaires on diet, less accurate and less reliable.
The authors of this paper, dated December 28, determined that high levels of vitamins B, C, D and E and omega 3, found primarily in fish, had a positive impact on the mental health and the rest of the body.
"This approach clearly shows the neurological and biological good and bad with the level of various nutrients in the blood," said Maret Traber, Linus Pauling Institute at the University of Oregon (Northwest), co-author of this research.
"The vitamins and nutrients you get from eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and fish can be measured using biomarkers blood," she notes. "I am convinced that these nutrients have great potential to protect the brain and make it work better," she said