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Omega-3s may make mild cognitive impairment a little bit milder

This meta-analysis found a small impact of omega-3 supplementation on a measure of cognition in people with mild cognitive impairment.

Study under review: Effect of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on mild cognitive impairment: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

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The authors of this study wanted to determine whether the existing research literature suggests that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improves cognition in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

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