Omega-3 Supplements reduce Risk of Dementia Post-TBI
In the Feb. 2011 issue of Neurosurgery James Mills, M.D. and colleagues published research showing that giving rats Omega-3 supplements consisting of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) for 30 days prior to TBI reduced the amount of beta-amyloid precursor protein (APP) in the axons of the rats’ brains. Hight amounts of APP are associated with Alzheimer’s Disease which can be triggered by TBI. The rats which received the highest pre-TBI dose of DHA had the least amount of APP following TBI and also did the best on water maze tests of memory post-TBI.