Omega-3 Supplement Improves Working Memory, New Study Finds

In the first study of its kind, researchers found that young adults can improve their working memory by increasing their Omega-3 fatty acid intake.

“Before seeing this data, I would have said it was impossible to move young healthy individuals above their cognitive best,” said project investigator Bita Moghaddam, professor of neuroscience in a news release from the University of Pittsburgh. “We found that members of this population can enhance their working memory performance even further, despite already being at the top of their cognitive game.”

The small study included healthy young adults from the ages of 18 to 25. Each took an Omega-3 supplement approved by the Food and Drug Administration for six months. The findings have been published online in the journal PLOS One.

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