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The Brain Health Education and Research Institute’s mission is to change the way we address protection from, and treatment of, all forms brain injury. From proactively taking care of our brain health on an ongoing basis, to post-injury treatment, to recovery, BHERI is committed to being at the forefront of research and education. Omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are critical to brain health and are one of the principal building blocks of the brain. BHERI supports Continuing research on Omega-3′s (ALA, DHA & EPA) and their impact on brain health. To learn more about our Mission, please visit our Mission page.

Recent Articles and News

DTI Shows Brain Changes in Mild Head Injury

A new study using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has demonstrated changes in the white matter of patients within days of sustaining a mild head injury and has shown that these changes correlate with reduced performance on cognitive tests. In a longitudinal study of patients studied using DTI at 6 days after injury and 1 year…

All Concussions Carry Long-Term Risk

Any kind of concussion, no matter how minor, can have serious ramifications despite the speed of recovery, according to a new study. It’s not just severe traumatic brain injuries that affect thinking skills over a period of time, says researcher Andrew Blamire from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, but even concussions considered mild or…

Fish Oil May Benefit Alcohol Abusers

Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Many human studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia. The new study found that in brain cells exposed to high levels of…

Back to school: Healthy fats/ healthy children

It’s back to school time again … time to dust the summer cobwebs off of young brains. The brain is made up of 60 percent fat, and these essential fatty acids are, well … essential. They are necessary for our health, but our body doesn’t make them. They are sometimes called omega oils or fish…