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New research published on omega-3 and cognitive decline

New research published on omega-3 and cognitive decline

Dementia & the Ageing Brain | 01.09.15

There has been much media coverage about a recently published study suggesting that omega-3 supplementation in elderly adults does not reduce cognitive decline.

  • IFBB launches #onyourplate

    IFBB | 27.07.15

    IFBB launches #onyourplate which will show pictures of real foods containing the essential nutrients and fats needed within the diet.


  • Henry Kitchener Lecture

    Mental Health | 25.03.15

    Professor Michael Crawford of Imperial College London delivered the inaugural Henry Kitchener Lecture on "The Global Crisis in Nutrition and Mental Ill-health" at an award ceremony in London on 20 January 2015.

  • Lipids and Brain III Conference

    Research & Evidence | 16.02.15

    SFEL (Société Française pour l’Etude des Lipides) are holding their next meeting 'Lipids and Brain III', in Paris from 16 to 18 of march 2015, and to announce that Dr Michael Crawford will receive the 16th The Chevreul Medal.

  • Henry Kitchener Prize

    IFBB | 28.01.15

    Congratulations to everyone who entered the Henry Kitchener Prize essay writing competition. The 2015 winning essays can be downloaded below.

  • Sugar, Fat and Brain Function

    Nutrition | 29.01.14

    Which is worse for you, sugar or (saturated) fat? Science suggests it’s unwise to eat too much of either.

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Fish and seafood are the only naturally occuring sources of the vital long-chain omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which are critical for brain development and function. It's the old folk wisdom – fish really is good for the brain!

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