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Articles December 2015 Issue

Fish-Oil Supplements Fail to Prevent Mental Decline

But disappointing findings on omega-3s as well as lutein/zeaxanthin may not be the last word.

As a regular reader of this newsletter, you know to pay attention when a five-year clinical trial with more than 3,000 participants reports no benefits from omega-3 supplements against cognitive decline. Such a study - one of the largest and longest of its kind - would seem to slam the door on hopes for brain benefits of fish-oil pills. But before you go searching for the receipt on the last batch of omega-3 supplements you bought, Tufts experts have a couple of caveats.

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