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Why eating fish helps your memory

health-and-fitness Updated: Jun 29, 2012 23:21 IST

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Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a possible explanation for why taking a diet high in DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, improves our memory.

Principal investigator Yves Sauve and his team discovered that memory cells in the hippocampus could communicate better with each other and better relay messages when DHA levels in that region of the brain were higher. Supplementing a diet with increasing fish intake could prevent declining DHA levels in the brain as we age.