Now, new research reveals that elderly people who consume food rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins are able to stay sharper later in their old age. Scientists from Oregon Health and Science University and Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute tested 30 different nutrient biomarkers in over 100 participants’ blood. The study participants had an average age of 87. Based on the individuals’ blood nutrient levels and other data, the scientists found a direct link between cognitive ability and high levels of vitamins B, C, D, E and healthy oils.
Experimenters claim that these levels suggest the important role that nutrients have in protecting the brain and make it work better.
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