American Academy of Neurology and the Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Physician and lawyer Dr. James C. Johnston has practiced neurology for more than two decades and is the founder and current director of Global NeuroCare. Dr. James C. Johnston maintains active memberships in a number of professional organizations, including the World Association of Medical Law, Australasian College of Legal Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology.

With a membership of over 20,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, the American Academy of Neurology has been working to advance the field of neurology since 1948. In addition to promoting the highest-quality neurological care possible, the American Academy of Neurology supports members through advocacy, continuing education, and sponsorship of research and publication of results.

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology, it was reported that consuming high levels of omega-3 fatty acids can preserve brain health by one to two years. The omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oils, made an impact by increasing brain volume up to .7 percent and enlarging the hippocampus, typically associated with memory, up to 2.7 percent. Levels of omega-3 fatty acids can be raised by eating a diet high in seeds, nuts, and fish and by taking food supplements.

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