Yesterday I read an article in the paper about a study done at Tufts University in Boston. It found that if you have a high level of DHA, a fatty acid found in fish, it reduces your risk of dementia by about half. It went on to say that those in the study that had the highest levels of DHA (or docosahexaenoic acid, and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid in case you were wondering) consumed fish two or three times a week.
I can’t stand fish. And if I do eat it, maybe two or three times a year it coated in beer batter and deep-fried. So the cooking process has to out weigh any benefits the fish might have given me!
Dr. Ernst J. Schaefer, the lead researcher for the study thinks the same benefit can be realized by taking a fish-oil supplement but that requires more study. So I guess in the meantime, I am going to try to find the non-fishiest fish-oil supplements I can!