In this medical video learn how fish oil supplements could be what it takes to slow the progression of Alzheimer's. See how in this video.
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Doris King: I used to be really sharp with names and numbers, and it all went. Jennifer Matthews: Doris King has Alzheimer's. She's in a study to test the effects of fish oil and a powerful anti-oxidant called alpha-lipoic acid. Female Speaker: I want you to read each word aloud and try to remember it. Jennifer Matthews: Memory tests track Doris' progress. Doris King: Butter! Engine! A whole lot more than I don't remember. Jennifer Matthews: Two observational studies; one from the Netherlands and one from the US, already show evidence that eating fish may decrease the risk of Alzheimer's. Lynne Shinto: Both studies showed a 60-70% reduced risk in Alzheimer's disease in people who consume fish one or more times a week. That, to me, was pretty striking. Jennifer Matthews: Results from this study won't be available for another year. So far, Shinto says no one has reported any side effects. Lynne Shinto: I think if you take a few grams of fish oil, it's not going to hurt you. I think if you're taking it, thinking that it's going to cure your Alzheimer's disease that's a wrong assumption. Jennifer Matthews: But it could offer improvement. Doris could be getting placebo supplements. She's also on a new prescription drug. But whatever it is, she says something is making a difference. Doris King: I feel better, I want to do more things and I remember better. I'm not saying that I remember well, but I remember better. Jennifer Matthews: So she needs less help from her husband. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.