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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

Obesity and Depression: Symptoms of a Common Cause?

Inflammation can damage organs and cause disease, but its interference in the brain causes two common disorders. Most of us think little of inflammation until we’re injured, when swelling, redness and pain flood the affected area. Even then, we focus mostly on the pain, not the internal healing process. Your body’s defense mechanism kicks in,…

Statins May Seriously Increase Diabetes Risk

Statins can lower cholesterol and even tamp down inflammation to keep the risk of heart disease down. But these commonly prescribed drugs may increase the risk of diabetes, and by a considerable amount. Doctors may have to weigh a serious potential risk before prescribing statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs that are among most prescribed drugs in America.…

Omega-3 fatty acids help improve boys’ attention spans, research shows

In boys with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, new research has found that an extra daily dose of Omega-3 fatty acids reduced symptoms of inattention. The study found that in a small clinical trial involving boys 8 to 14 years old, parents rated their son’s ability to pay attention more highly if the child’s diet…

Can fish oils help fight prostate cancer?

Fish oils could help in the battle against prostate cancer, new research suggests. Scientists have discovered a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids prevent the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. Working with prostate cell cultures, Professor Meier and two students found the fatty acids bind to a receptor called FFA4, for ‘free fatty acid…