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NIH trial with omega-3

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The National Institute on Aging announces May 10 it will conduct a clinical trial evaluating whether omega-3 fatty acids slow the progression of cognitive and functional decline in people with Alzheimer's disease. The trial will take place at 51 sites and will include 400 participants, who will take either 2 g daily of Martek Biosciences donated life'sDHA or placebo. The National Institutes of Health agency says the study is one of a number it will undertake in the next few years to test compounds that might help prevent or delay Alzheimer's. A study published in the November Archives of Neurology found a higher level of DHA reduces the risk of developing all-cause dementia (1"The Tan Sheet" Nov. 20, 2006, p. 6)...

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