Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fish Oil confines Brain Damage

According to a new research, the chemicals found in fish oil helps in the prevention of brain damage after a stroke.

A study at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center under Dr. Nicolas Bazan documents that presence of docosahexaenoic acid in fish oil helps in protecting brain tissue.

By means of animal test subjects, researchers could examine the influence of DHA on the brain in the next 6 hours, after it suffered from a stroke. After receiving the substance once every hour, repeated five times, the destruction of brain tissue of the test subjects could be reduced by 59%. Additional swellings could also be reduced.

The long-term effects of the DHA intake led to the repairing of parts of the already affected brain tissue within a week.

The findings that appeared in the Translational Stroke Research are very vital as the new discovery will help in lowering mortality rate with strokes.
The research can also be helpful in reducing recovery time from strokes, even when treatment is delayed by up to five hours.
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