YES to Omega-3s, but NO to Supplements

We recently wrote about omega-3 supplements, one of the most popular supplements among adults. Contrary to popular belief, these supplements have not been shown to increase cognitive function in adults. Omega-3 supplements don’t improve memory or problem solving, nor do they benefit processing speed and executive function.

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More Bad News for Omega-3 Supplements

Not long ago, we wrote about a study published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, showing omega-3 supplements’ lack of improvement on cognitive function. Recently, another study published in JAMA found similarly disappointing results regarding omega-3 fatty acids’ effect on cognitive function. Here’s what this new study adds to the story:

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More Supplements in the Spotlight: Calcium

“Calcium Doesn’t Boost Bone Health” was the headline in a recent Newsweek article, implying that perhaps that glass of milk wasn’t as important as our parents made us believe. This statement stems from a recent meta-analysis—a statistical review of many independent studies—published in the British Medical Journal.

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