Fish Oil May Help Alcohol Abusers

July 18, 2014 6:02 PM

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Fish Oil May Help Alcohol Abusers

Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurological damage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Many human studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia. The new study found that in brain cells exposed to high levels of alcohol, a fish oil compound protected against inflammation and neuronal cell death.

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