Great HealthWorks Announces New Study: Omega-3s May Benefit Brain Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s

A new study published online in Neurology suggests omega-3 fatty acids might help slow the surge of new Alzheimer’s disease cases expected as the nation’s elderly population grows. Omega-3 essential fatty acids, such as those found in Omega XL, are showing promise for brain health.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 24, 2012

According to a recent study published online in Neurology, Omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in Omega XL fish oil extract containing DHA and EPA from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, may provide more benefits for elderly people suffering from Alzheimer’s.

According to the study, Researchers for the Neurology study examined the health and diet of 1,219 people, 65 years of age, who did not have dementia. The individuals were part of the Washington Heights/Hamilton Heights Columbia Aging Project.

Data show that consuming one gram of omega-3 fatty acids each day (equivalent to eating about half a filet of salmon) is associated with 20% to 30% lower blood beta-amyloid levels. According to the study authors, in Alzheimer’s disease, those protein fragments are thought to accumulate in the brain and form plaque. The plaque contributes to nerve cell damage in the brain and leads to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

The brain itself is made up mostly of fatty acids; the most predominant, making up 40% of these fatty acids, is Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the other is Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). EPA and DHA are referred to as omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs). Omega-3 EFAs have been found to have significant health benefits, especially for the brain.

Other studies have reported that long-term treatment of EPA improved an age-related reduction in blood flow in the brain and increased glucose metabolism.
Omega XL is a bestselling Omega 3 essential fatty acid supplement that contains the patented stabilized marine lipid extract PCSO-524™ derived only from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel. Omega XL, manufactured exclusively by Great HealthWorks Inc., is the only omega-3 fish oil supplement available in the US that contains the potent PCSO-524™ marine lipid extract. To find more information about Omega XL and PCSO-524™ visit http://www.OmegaXL.com

Source: Neurology
Gu Y, et al "Nutrient intake and plasma beta-amyloid" Neurology 2012; 78: 1-9.

About Great HealthWorks, Inc.
Great HealthWorks, founded in 2003, is a global manufacturer and distributor of one-of-a-kind, natural products. Great HealthWorks, the makers of Omega XL, an all-natural, highly purified marine lipid extract from the green-lipped mussel (Perna Canaliculus) known as PCSO-524™. This patented marine lipid complex comes exclusively from the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand, and is the only omega-3 fish oil supplement containing 30 healthy fatty acids. Great HealthWorks corporate headquarters and distribution center are in Hollywood, Florida. To find out more about Great Health Works, visit http://www.GreatHealthWorks.com. And for more information about the benefits of Omega XL, visit http://www.OmegaXL.com. Join the conversation: http://www.facebook.com/myomegaxl


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