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Fishy diet could help prevent Alzheimer's disease

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 31 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:248
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. Nebraska

    Researchers from Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center in Chicago have found that elderly people who ate fish at least once a week had a much lower rate of Alzheimer's disease than people who ate fish infrequently.

    Led by Dr Martha Clare Morris and Denis Evans, of Rush's department of internal medicine and Alzheimer's disease centre, the investigators enrolled 815 Chicago residents aged between 65 and 94 years who had no evidence of Alzheimer's disease at the outset of the study in 1993 (Archives of Neurology 2003;60:940-6). The participants were taken from the Chicago health and ageing project, a larger population based, prospective study designed to find risk …

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