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Drop Dementia Risk with This Protein

Drop Dementia Risk with This Protein

Imagine a brain so uncertain, you have to rely on others to tell you what to do and when to do it. Now imagine a protein source that helps you avoid that scenario.

The source? Fish. A study suggests that eating fish a few times a week may reduce dementia risk by as much as 19 percent!

Fish Fat Does You Favors
How does fish do it? It's not the protein. Credit those lovely omega-3 fatty acids found in our finned friends. Researchers believe these fats somehow protect cognitive function. And if you use fish to replace some of the red meat in your diet, all the better. Too much red meat may increase the risk of dementia, the same study suggests.

More Ways to Stay Smart
While you ramp up your fish intake, check out these other steps to protecting your brain:

Medically reviewed in September 2018.

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