A fishy diet could stave off Alzheimer`s risk

People eating a fishy meal are likely to improve their brain health and stave off the risk of Alzheimer`s disease.

`This is the first study to establish a direct relationship between fish consumption, brain structure and Alzheimer`s risk,` said Cyrus Raji, from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre.

`The results showed that people who consumed baked or broiled fish at least one time per week had better preservation of grey matter volume on MRI in brain areas at risk for Alzheimer`s disease,` said Raji. It also `promotes stronger neurons (brain cells)`, he added.

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Alzheimer`s disease is an incurable, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and cognitive skills. As many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer`s disease, according to a Pittsburgh statement.

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