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Clin Interv Aging. 2010 Nov 2;5:313-6. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S13432.

The effect of phosphatidylserine-containing omega-3 fatty acids on memory abilities in subjects with subjective memory complaints: a pilot study.

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Enzymotec LTD, Migdal-HaEmeq, Israel.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate for the first time the efficacy of safe-sourced phosphatidylserine-containing omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (PS-omega-3) in improving memory abilities.

METHODS:

PS-omega-3 was administered daily for 6 weeks to eight elderly volunteers with subjective memory complaints. The Cognitive Drug Research test battery was used to assess the effect on their cognitive abilities.

RESULTS:

PS-omega-3 supplementation resulted in 42% increase in the ability to recall words in the delayed condition.

CONCLUSION:

PS-omega-3 may have a favorable effect on memory in subjects with subjective memory complaints. PS-omega-3 may serve as a safe alternative to phosphatidylserine extracted from bovine cortex.

KEYWORDS:

cognitive; memory; omega-3; phosphatidylserine

PMID:
21103402
PMCID:
PMC2981104
DOI:
10.2147/CIA.S13432
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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