A new study carry good news for all sea food lovers around the world on two sides, first the mercury found in fish doesn’t cause mental decline and second, diets rich in sea food can actually protect from Alzheimer’s disease.
In the research, human brains were examined who ate a diet rich in sea food and the level of !mercury was found to be high but no link between the levels of this neurotoxin in the brain and the kind of damage that is associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Fish is known to have loads of health benefits but everybody is afraid of eating it due to the high levels of mercury found in it, however there was no evedinces provided by the study that higher levels of mercury in the brain is associated with the neuropathologies found in dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.
Indeed researchers in the study found that eating moderate amounts of seafood can actually have a protective effect for people who have a specific genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The study was issued by the Journal of the American Medical Association 2.Feb The study also suggested that eating seafood can be done without any concern of mercury contamination that diminish it’s cognitive benefits.
Indeed diets that consists of balanced intake of fish such as the Mediterranean diet has been linked to decreased cases of Alzheimer’s disease or slower progression to the disease.
Eating different types of fish and seafood twice a week is what is considered to be balanced intake.