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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

Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. Because the brain is like every other tissue connected to the peripheral immune system through meningeal lymphatic vessels,” said Jonathan Kipnis. “It changes entirely the…

Bomb blasts may cause early aging in brains of troops

VA scientists have discovered signs of early aging in the brains of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans caught near roadside bomb explosions, even among those who felt nothing from the blast. Years after coming home from war, veterans are showing progressive damage to the brain’s wiring, according to a study published online Monday in Brain,…

Clinical trial sheds new light on interaction between B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids on age-related cognitive decline

Age-related cognitive decline is becoming increasingly common, with Mild Cognitive Impairment affecting over 4 million older persons in the US. Some studies have suggested that certain dietary patterns – particularly those rich in omega-3s and B vitamins – might be important in slowing this trend. University of Oxford researchers investigated whether the effect of B vitamin…

Fish oil increases muscle mass and function in healthy older adults

The range of potential health benefits that can be obtained from marine omega-3 fatty acid supplementation continues to expand. A new double-blinded RCT from workers at the Washington School of Medicine in St Louis, MO, on a cohort of 60 healthy 60–85-year-old men and women demonstrated that an intervention of marine omega-3  fatty acids can…