Flashback Friday: Is Fish “Brain Food” for Older Adults?

Why has fish consumption been associated with cognitive impairment and loss of executive function?

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Fruit deficiency as the #1 dietary risk factor? For more, see Inhibiting Platelet Aggregation with Berries (

But what about those healthy Eskimos? See Omega-3s and the Eskimo Fish Tale (

For more on the shift of the evidence on fish and heart disease, see Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil? (

The greatest danger of mercury exposure may be for children; see
• Mercury vs. Omega-3s for Brain Development (
• How Long to Detox from Fish Before Pregnancy? (

Other videos on the effect of fish contaminants and health among adults include Fish and Diabetes ( and Fish Consumption and Suicide (

Mercury is not the only neurotoxic contaminant of seafood, though. See Diet and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) ( and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease): Fishing for Answers (

And what about plastic? See my recent video, Microplastic Contamination & Seafood Safety (

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