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  • Studies link healthy brain aging to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the blood

    New studies link specific nutrients to the structure and function of brain regions that are particularly sensitive to aging and neurodegenerative disease.

    New studies link specific nutrients to the structure and function of brain regions that are particularly sensitive to aging and neurodegenerative disease.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Aron Barbey, call 217-244-2551; email barbey@illinois.edu.
    To reach Marta Zamroziewicz, email mzamro2@illinois.edu

    The paper “Determinants of fluid intelligence in healthy aging: Omega-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acid status and frontoparietal cortex structure” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1080/1028415X.2017.1324357

    The paper “Predictors of memory in healthy aging: Polyunsaturated fatty acid balance and fornix white matter integrity” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.14336/AD.2017.0501